Pinot “Uno” 2020
Summary: The wet season of 2020 in Massachusetts resulted in a failure of the Pinot Noir crop, a vital component of our regular “Pinot+Pinot” blend…so the Pinot Gris got a chance to shine! We decided to name this solo version Pinot “Uno” to commemorate this one-of-a-kind wine.
This big complex white wine is graced with savory dark citrus, guava, white nectarine, yellow apple, & white flower aromas, followed by broad lingering notes of orange rind and kitchen spice notes on the finish.
Vineyard: Coastal Vineyard, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Varietal Composition: 95% Pinot Gris / 5 % Aromella
Aging Protocol: 24 months in stainless steel
Alcohol: 11% ABV
Production Volume: 592 bottles
Vintage and Production Notes
2020 was a wet year in Massachusetts with almost weekly thunderstorms. Along the coast, off-shore breezes helped to dry the vineyard in between rain storms. In early October, hand-picked Pinot Gris grapes were crushed and the juice was immediately pressed off the skins. The unclarified juice was fermented with W-15 yeast. After fermentation, the young wine needed some time to find its voice. After aging in stainless steel for 24 months, a small amount of Aromella was added to enhance the floral notes and the wine was protein stabilized with bentonite and filtered to 1 micron prior to bottling.