2020 King Estate Pinot Gris Domaine
2020 King Estate Pinot Gris Domaine This Pinot Gris has a vivid straw color with glistening edges. There are pretty aromas like Bartlett pear, Mandarin orange and lime zest with hints of wet rock and wildflowers. Fresh fruit flavors of white peach, tangerine peel, Meyer lemon and fresh pear are structured by damp slate and quince. There is classic weight and vibrant acidity that Domaine Pinot Gris is known for, and the acidity carries to an elegant and long finish. Enjoy now and through 2030.
Pinot Grigio Pinot grigio is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. It normally has a grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name but the grapes can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. The word pinot could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters. The wines produced from this grape also vary in color from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for skin-contact wine. Pinot gris is grown around the globe with the “”spicy”” full-bodied Alsatian and lighter-bodied, more acidic Italian styles being most widely recognized.
The Alsatian style, often duplicated in New World wine regions such as Marlborough, Tasmania, South Australia, Washington, Oregon and South Africa tend to have moderate to low acidity, higher alcohol levels and an almost “”oily”” texture that contributes to the full-bodied nature of the wine. The flavors can range from ripe tropical fruit notes of melon and mango to some botrytis-influenced flavors. In Italy, Pinot grigio grapes are often harvested early to retain the refreshing acidity and minimize some of the overt-fruitiness of the variety, creating a more neutral flavor profile. This style is often imitated in other Old World wine regions, such as Germany where the grape is known as Ruländer or more commonly Grauburgunder.