Lange Estate Winery was the fourth producer of Pinot Gris in the United States and the very first to pioneer a barrel-fermented style back in 1987. The grapes for our 2019 vintage were hand-picked and hand-sorted. Only free run juice was collected to make this wine, which was fermented in neutral French oak puncheons and concrete.
This Pinot Gris incorporates fruit sourced from premier vineyards throughout Oregon’s Northern Willamette Valley including our own Lange Estate vineyard, as well as Durant, Yamhill, and Tukwilla vineyards.
Straw hued, the 2019 Pinot Gris Reserve opens slowly, with a nose that expresses precise layers of baked apple, pear, fresh herbs, white flowers, and earth. In the mouth it’s fresh and vivid, with partial fermentation in neutral oak contributing to a sense of mid-palate richness. A tightly coiled, acid-driven spine arcs across the palate, uncovering savory, mineral undertones.
91 Points | Wine Enthusiast
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