Price:  £17.50 | Case Rate: £16.66
Ex Tax: £14.58

Firesteed - Oregon Pinot Gris 2015

Information

  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: Oregon
  • Wine Maker: Bryan Croft
  • Grape: Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.7
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WE: 89 (2009)

Wine tasting notes

The must was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using selected yeasts propagated from cellars in Burgundy. It was held in tank until bottling, to maximise the fresh fruit character. By blending several vineyard sources and regions and avoiding heavy-handed winemaking techniques a balanced wine focused on the abundant varietal fruit character of this classic grape has been achieved.

Winery Information

Firesteed

Firesteed aims to produce wines that are true to type with a forward and accessible character, offering great value for money. The estate owns 121 hectares of vineyard in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and buy the remainder of the grapes they need from growers with whom they have long term contracts.

All of the vineyards, both the estate

Expert Reviews

Wine Enthusiast (2009)89 pts

Soft and slightly buttery, this smooth-drinking Pinot Gris deftly mixes spiced pear fruit with a pat of butter and a whiff of resin. It’s at a perfect point of drinkability right now. — P.G. (3/1/2012)

Miscellaneous (2011)

Chairman’s Award (Unanimous Gold) – 2013 Riverside International Wine CompetitionDouble Gold - 2012 Grand Harvest AwardsSilver – 2013 New World International Wine ChallengeSilver - 2013 Beverage Testing Institute/World Wine Championships, ChicagoSilver - 2013 Oregon Wine Awards, PortlandSilver - 2013 International Wine Competition, San Diego

Vinification Notes

The must was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using selected yeasts propagated from cellars in Burgundy. It was held in tank until bottling, to maximise the fresh fruit character. By blending several vineyard sources and regions and avoiding heavy-handed winemaking techniques a balanced wine focused on the abundant varietal fruit character of this classic grape has been achieved.