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Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Gris (2019)

Pinot Gris

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Gris (2019)

VINTAGE
The 2019 growing season started off late with budbreak and flowering beginning in June. The grapes would be playing catch up for the rest of the season. Summer was surprisingly even, not too hot or cool nor too wet or dry. These favorable conditions allowed the grapes to ripen slowly while maintaining acidity and aromatic complexity. The lack of rainy weather ... Full Description

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Gris (2019)

VINTAGE
The 2019 growing season started off late with budbreak and flowering beginning in June. The grapes would be playing catch up for the rest of the season. Summer was surprisingly even, not too hot or cool nor too wet or dry. These favorable conditions allowed the grapes to ripen slowly while maintaining acidity and aromatic complexity. The lack of rainy weather kept disease pressure low. We were blessed with a promising fall allowing grapes to fully ripen well into late October and early November.

VINEYARD
Pinot Gris was first brought to the Finger Lakes by our founder. Our current plots on our Keuka vineyard were planted in 1997, 1999, and 2002 on 18-15 rootstocks. Vineyards on our Keuka estate are shallow, shale-based soils which adds minerality, acidity, and elegance. Pinot Gris was planted in 2012 on our Seneca estate vineyard located in Hector, New York, in the warmest mesoclimate in the Finger Lakes known as the ‘Banana Belt’. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka thus providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam. A small portion of the grapes come from Eric Volz Vineyard, just north across the road from Dr. Konstantin Frank’s plantings on Keuka Lake. Pinot Gris was planted in 1990. This vineyard is managed by Eric Volz, current Vineyard Manager for the winery, who worked alongside his father Walter and grandfather, Dr. Konstantin Frank. Soils here are shallow with high natural acidity and high amounts of shale. The vines are planted on 3309 rootstocks.

THE WINE
This sunny young wine leads with aromas of delicate apricots, lemon oil, yellow pears, and spiced curd. It's fresh and refined, with a pleasing citrus-pith bite.
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Pinot Gris
Name:
Pinot Gris
Vintage:
2019
Price:
$16.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Pinot Gris
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
Acid:
7.9 g/L
Ph:
3.31
Residual Sugar:
5.0 g/L (0.5%)
Alcohol:
12.4%
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Pinot Gris

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4-5 bottles
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6-11 bottles
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12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

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