Joleté Wines Pinot Gris
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Harvested from two of Oregon’s top old-vine vineyard sources – Olenik Vineyard (Chehalem Mountains AVA) and Lazy River Vineyard (Yamhill-Carlton AVA).
- The touch of Viognier in this wine adds some depth and wonderful aromatics to the final blend.
Varietal Composition: Mostly Pinot Gris with a splash of Viognier
Elaboration: The Joleté Pinot Gris was pressed and tank fermented, having 10% oak-fermented Olenik fruit added to the final blend for desired texture.
Tasting Notes: The resulting wine shows a natural balance of citrus, fruit, and minerality indicative of its AVA sources, with a focused acidity that drives the apricot and melon character through the finish.
2017 – 90 Wine Enthusiast
From the prolific team behind Le Cadeau Vineyards, they are thrilled to bring to you their second label, Joleté Wines.
Joleté – Old French for “Happy Gathering” – produces high-quality Pinot Noir & Cabernet Sauvignon, with the goal of providing high-value retail wines & restaurant by-the-glass selections.
With talented winemaker, Jim Sanders (who also produces wine under the Le Cadeau Vineyards’ label), working his magic in the winery. Jim makes hand-crafted, small production wines that are grown in meticulously farmed vineyards found in the finest wine regions of Oregon, Washington, and California. Jim focuses on small production, hand-crafted wines, aged exclusively in top-tier French oak from the finest cooperages in Burgundy.