Anne Amie Vineyards, “Two Estates” Pinot Gris 2021, Willamette Valley, OR
This is an elegant expression of Pinot Gris with intense floral aromatic notes followed by Asian pear, Meyer lemon, and rose petal. Balanced and crisp, this pairs well with a variety of foods.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Willamette Valley
VINEYARD: Anne Amie Estate Vineyard & Twelve Oaks Estate
GRAPES: Pinot Gris
SOIL: Laurelwood & Willakenzie
PRACTICE: Sustainable farming and winemaking, Salmon-Safe and LIVE certified
VINIFICATION: Hand-picked, pressed whole cluster, slowly cold-fermented. 15% was fermented in neutral barrels and aged on the lees for four months before bottling
COLOR: Medium lemon
BODY: Light (1-2)
PRIMARY AROMAS: pear, citrus, gardenia, orange blossom, juicy fruit, orange peel, jasmine
FLAVOR: Asian pear, white fig, white peach, citrus, fennel flowers, green apple. Finish is dry with nice acidity and volume, long.
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: roast chicken, Caesar salad, mussels, quince glazed pork chop, grilled squash, pan seared trout, bibimbap
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
When Dr. Robert Pamplin, one of Oregon’s most forward-thinking philanthropists and businessmen, purchased the historic Chateau Benoit Winery in 1999, his vision was to create wines of the highest quality to reflect his passion for excellence. To this end Dr. Pamplin has charged winemaker Gabriela Sepulveda Vignes and winegrower Peter Ebbers with the task of crafting extraordinary Pinot Noir. Gabriela, Peter, and the rest of the crew are absolutely passionate about producing wines of the finest quality and have dedicated their lives to this quest.
Winemaker Gabriela Sepulveda Vignes
Originally from Santiago, Chile, Gabriela “Gabi” Vignes discovered her love for Pinot Noir while working in the wineries and vineyards on New Zealand’s South Island. Her world travels took her to a variety of wineries in Chile, France, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. Having worked with many differing styles of winemaking across the globe, Gabi brings immense knowledge and craft to Anne Amie Vineyards as Winemaker.
She began her education in Santiago, Chile, obtaining an Agricultural Engineering degree with a specialization in Enology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica. She later went on to obtain an Agricultural Engineering degree with specialization in Viticulture and Enology from the ESA Superior School of Agriculture in Angers, France. From there, Vignes worked her way through cellars and vineyards across the globe, before making her home in Oregon in 2016.