Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards, Pinot Gris Reserve, 2017, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
£36.30 (inc VAT)
A true story from the bottom to the top. Harbouring a selection of considerably summery and autumnal notes, rich ripe fruit’s of acidic apple and pear provide subtle yet complex flavour to this Pinot Gris. It’s important to mention that the Lange Family were the pioneers of barrel-fermented Pinot Gris in the U.S. They lead the way for an entire region’s wine, and a nation’s Pinot Gris! To house one of theirs is nothing short of an honour. Having friends in such high places (literally) definitely has its perks…
From the heart of the Pacific Northwest, is a tale of artisan winemaking in a region much better known for its weather! But it’s a story being told across America and now across the world. The Lange family (firstly Don and now Jesse), have forged their own path in their beloved Oregon, through sustainable means of production, and supporting charities in their local community. In a State with such unique geology and changeable climate, its vulnerable grapes reach maturity slowly, making Oregon an unlikely, but incredible winemaking location. Put those grapes in the capable hands of the Lange‘s, and the wines developed, hold flavours of such finite complexity. It’s fair to say that family runs deep in this Estate, (keen fly-fisher Jesse, even put his other passion into their logo) and the Oregon spirit runs right through them. That’s something we’ll happily drink to!