Each year, Pinot Gris is consistently our first varietal to reach optimum maturity. Because of the exceptional cleanliness of the grapes in 2021, we change the way we work on the coarse lees pre-fermentation to allow more extraction. This resulted in a gain of floral aromatics. The fermentation was managed in a similar style as the previous years, this wine was aged 6 months in a stainless steel tank. Best when served chilled, the soft mouth feel will open up to lingering rose and litchi aromas.
This wine presents itself with a golden yellow color and pale hue. Seductive aromas of pineapple, Asian pear, and citrus are balanced with honeysuckle creamy oak. Flavors of pear and exotic fruits are backed with lively acidity. The creamy palate has a lingering finish with satisfying richness.
A Bordeaux blend created from a barrel selection of our best vineyard blocks. The selected barrels were blended shortly after malolactic fermentation permitting the various components to come together for a nuanced flavor during and additional 18 months in French oak barrels (60% new, 40% neutral).
A fresh, lively, full flavored wine with fragrant notes of creamy apricot and honeysuckle. On the palate one tastes ripe stone fruit balanced by crisp acidity.
The objective at Pollak Vineyards is to make our Sauvignon Blanc “old world style”. We believe in preserving the natural acid, and reducing the contact of the pulp to the skins, to help achieve this goal.