Grape(s): Pinot Gris
Localization: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Tasting Notes: This Pinot Gris incorporates fruit from the original plantings of the Alexana estate, where the vines are situated on the west side with southwest exposure. Fresh and vibrant with a weighty core of apple, pear, and fig flavors and a rounded finish.
Notes: The fruit is double hand-sorted and the juice is pressed off whole cluster and fully fermented. The finished wine sits on the lees, stirred every two weeks to extract further flavor and texture.
The Domain: Alexana Winery was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of producing Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he met Lynn Penner-Ash.