Brandborg Pinot Gris
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Excellent wine from higher altitude vineyards in a cool, coastal climate terroir. The soils of the Pinot Gris are born of the Umpqua River, windblown river sediments, called appropriately windy gap.
- Brandborg is committed to sustainable farming and winemaking practices.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Gris
Elaboration: The Brandborg Pinot Gris is from two Elkton Oregon AVA vineyards. Elk Valley Vineyard is on a west facing slope 2 miles south east of the winery and some of the grapes are sourced from the Anindor Vineyard, on a west facing bench 3 miles east of Brandborg Winery. The soils of both are born of the Umpqua river, windblown river sediments, called appropriately windy gap.
Tasting Notes: The aromas are dominated by the scents of summer, with ripe white peach, kiwi, lemon zest and floral hibiscus notes. These flavors in the mouth are complimented by crisp green apples.
2018 – Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Awards
Brandborg Vineyard and Winery, founded in 1986, produces fine handcrafted varietals in limited bottlings using old world techniques. Devoting careful attention to every stage of a meticulous winemaking process and optimizing the unique contributions of site, soil, and climate, Brandborg strives to preserve the distinct character of the vineyards.