Once again. Rudy Marchesiís brilliant and affordable work persuaded us to feature yet another of his wines. Like
the Pinot Noir and Borealis white blend of newsletters past, the Pinot Gris reveals the obvious rewards that hard work
and patience can produce. Demeter-certified Biodynamic in 2008, the Montinore Winery totals 229 acres. This insures
that no synthetic pesticides or fertilizer may be used and ten percent of the land is set aside for biodiversity. All this
produces healthier fruit and both the bouquet and palate resonate as a result. Light pear and golden apple aromas
give way to richer melon flavors and a quite alluring texture. The finish is crisp and dry with a mineral
component. Lighter than the Pinot Gris of Alsace and fruitier and rounder than most Pinot Grigio of
Italy we think this versatile wine is a real crowd pleaser.
|Established in 1982, Montinore Estate is a 210-acre Demeter Certified Biodynamicģ and Stellar Certified Organic estate that lies at the northern end of the Willamette Valley appellation and along the east-facing slope of the Coastal Range foothills in Oregon.
Our vineyards are planted on ideal sites for the seven grape varieties we grow, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Muller-Thurgau, Teroldego and Lagrein.
Our close attention to each step of the grape-growing and winemaking process is rooted in the belief that exceptional wine is born of a sustained marriage of soil, climate and artful stewardship. Biodynamicģ farming, controlled fruit yields, carefully fermented wine and estate bottling help our family-run winery offer full-flavored vintages of distinctive character and quality.