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Archery Summit Vireton Pinot Gris 2012

    750ML / 13.5% ABV
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    750ML / 13.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    The 2012 vintage produced a wine with lovely energy and liveliness. On the nose are evocative aromas of citrusy lemon verbena, lime zest, apple blossom and rosemary. The palate shows notes of fresh pineapple, white peach, ambrosia apples and a confectionary spice reminiscent of white gumdrops. The palate is succulent and bright with a lively acidity and a mouthwatering quality that carries through to the finish which is long and clean and punctuated by a distinctive flinty minerality.

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    At Archery Summit, they embrace traditional winemaking techniques as well as Pinot-centric technological innovations, enabling them to craft the very best wine from each vintage. Painstaking efforts including hand-farming and harvesting have helped them forge an international reputation for being one of the finest Pinot Noir producers in the world. Over the past 25 years, they have acquired five estate vineyards planted to 80 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. The winery is located in Dayton, Oregon in the Dundee Hills. The Archery Summit winery and estate vineyards in the Dundee Hills use sustainable practices and are Live Certified. Stop by for a visit!” 

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    One of Pinot Noir’s most successful New World outposts, the Willamette Valley is the largest and most important AVA in Oregon. With a continental climate moderated by the influence of the Pacific Ocean, it is perfect for cool-climate viticulture and the production of elegant wines.

    Mountain ranges bordering three sides of the valley, particularly the Chehalem Mountains, provide the option for higher-elevation vineyard sites.

    The valley's three prominent soil types (volcanic, sedimentary and silty, loess) make it unique and create significant differences in wine styles among its vineyards and sub-AVAs. The iron-rich, basalt-based, Jory volcanic soils found commonly in the Dundee Hills are rich in clay and hold water well; the chalky, sedimentary soils of Ribbon Ridge, Yamhill-Carlton and McMinnville encourage complex root systems as vines struggle to search for water and minerals. In the most southern stretch of the Willamette, the Eola-Amity Hills sub-AVA soils are mixed, shallow and well-drained. The Hills' close proximity to the Van Duzer Corridor (which became its own appellation as of 2019) also creates grapes with great concentration and firm acidity, leading to wines that perfectly express both power and grace.

    Though Pinot noir enjoys the limelight here, Pinot gris, Pinot blanc and Chardonnay also thrive in the Willamette. Increasing curiosity has risen recently in the potential of others like Grüner Veltliner, Chenin blanc and Gamay.

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    This “white” variety is actually born out of a mutation of Pinot Noir and shows a unique rosy, purplish hue upon full ripeness. The grape boasts two versions of its name and two generally distinct styles: the crisp, Italian Pinot Grigio and the softer French Pinot Gris. Somm Secret—Given the color of its berries and aromatic potential, Pinot Grigio is commonly used to make "orange wines." An orange wine is a white wine made with fermentation on its skins (similar to red wine making), leading to n orange hued wine with ephemeral aromas and extra complexity.

    SWS337632_2012 Item# 126413

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