2011 Arcturos Pinot Gris

2011 was a strong vintage producing high quality aromatic white wines. This Pinot Gris from our 7 Hills Vineyard on the Old Mission Peninsula appellation is crisp and refreshing with a fabulous fruit profile and balanced acidity.

Appellation:Old Mission Peninsula
Blend:100% Pinot Gris
Bottling:4/03/12, 1520 cases, 12% alcohol, .8% residual sugar

Flavor and Aroma:
Complex yet refreshing with melon, delicate floral notes and subtle minerality, this wine truly expresses terroir.

Aging Potential:
Enjoy this fresh crisp wine within three to five years.

Thoughts for Food:
Pinot Gris is a versatile wine that pairs well with an assortment of dishes. It is a great wine to enjoy with appetizers including, antipasto, bruschetta, scallops, and cheese plates. The medium bodied nature of this wine also makes it great to enjoy with a meal of fresh seafood in light cream sauces or light pastas and chicken based dishes.

Wine Maker Comments:
This Pinot Gris, like most of our white wines from 2011, is really showing off the superb quality of the vintage. There is lush fruit on both the nose and the palate, there is body in the mouth that ONLY comes from well developed fruit (meaning fully ripened and later hanging), and there is a lingering finish that simply begs for food. This wine will only get better over the next 2-3 years, but will hold well in a good cellar for 5+.

Best of Class: 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold: 2012 Riverside International Wine Competition
Silver: 2012 Pacific Rim Wine Competition
Silver: 2012 Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition

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phone: 231-271-4970 • fax: 231.271.4883 • email: wine@blackstarfarms.com