Duck Pond Cellars Pinot Grigio
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For the past 20+ years, Duck Pond has focused on crafting quality wine reflective of the unique terroir of Oregon. Utilizing fruit from our family-owned vineyard sites throughout the Northwest has allowed us to control every aspect of the winemaking process from the vineyard to the bottle.
Soil: Jory, a weak volcanic ash and rock type that promotes low-yielding vines
Variety: Pinot Gris
Origin: Willamette, Oregon
Alcohol: 14 % vol.
Total Acidity: 0.63 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.04 g/l
Aroma/Palete: nectarine, lemon zest, cantaloupe
Desert Wind Vineyard is located in Eastern Washington on the Wahluke Slope. This site is considered a zone 3, the hottest in the Columbia Valley; however, the area’s cool evenings allow for acid development. The 480-acre vineyard is a southern facing block with a two percent downhill slope. The soil is very shallow and rocky and the vines are irrigated with an underground drip system. Double catch wires are used to increase air circulation during the growing season. Leaf pulling and cluster thinning are important steps in aiding the ripening of the grapes.