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Kris Pinot Grigio 2005
Made from 100% Pinot Grigio
The first vintage was bottled in 1992, and 960,000 bottles are produced annually.
Production area: Montagna and Mulinat in Friuli - located 800-1,600 ft. above sea level, with South/Southwest exposure and a silt and clay soil composition
Vineyard characteristics: 330 acres planted in 1965/1985 with a density of 1,600-2,000 vines per acre. The vines are planted in the Pergola Trentina/Casarsa/Guyot method and yield 6.6 tons per acre.
The harvest was carried out in early September
Type of Press: pneumatic
Method of extraction:
Length of Maceration: days
Fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 68-71 degrees for 8-12 days.
Malolactic fermentation is partially carried out
The wine is not refrigerated prior to bottling.
Type: stainless steel tanks
The wine is aged for 3-6 months followed by an additional 3-4 months in bottle prior to release from the winery.
Total Acidity: 6 gram(s) per liter
Dry Extract: 18 gram(s) per liter
Alcohol Content: 12.5 % alc. by volume
Residual Sugars: 1-3 gram(s) per liter
Recognizing Haas' winemaking talent and sensing a tremendous market opportunity for well-crafted, reasonably priced "lifestyle wines" in the U.S. market, LoCascio approached Haas about developing top-notch Pinot Grigio and Merlot to be sold in the U.S. under a new label, Kris. Haas agreed, and in his characteristically meticulous fashion, set about laying the groundwork for this new enterprise.
In developing Kris, Haas examined pre-existing vineyards, and carefully explored new sites with soils and locations comparable to his own, in order to plant new vines. The resulting wines, Kris Pinot Grigio and Heart Merlot, have exceeded expectation in both quality and value.
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