The 2015 Ab Ovo is an indulgent combination of complex floral and fruit notes that play
delicately together with balanced acidity and minerality to form a Pinot Gris that is seamless
from start to finish. Orange blossom and honeysuckle lead into touches of fresh pineapple,
honeydew melon and Meyer lemon peel to create an enticing aroma. The palate opens with
bright citrus fruit and follows wtih rich minerality and lively acidity, converging to form a long,
focused finish with succulent hints of toast and lime zest.
The fruit for our Ab Ovo Pinot Gris comes from one small 1.26 acre block at our Red Hills
Estate vineyard in the Dundee Hills planted to an Alsatian clone of Pinot Gris (#152). We also
harvested a small amount of fruit from two additional blocks of young vines at Red Hills Estate
The fruit for our 2015 Ab Ovo was hand harvested on September 13th, then gently whole
cluster pressed to tank where it was cold settled for 48 hours. The juice was then transferred
to concrete eggs, stainless steel barrels, and new and aged acacia barrels for fermentation and
aging. The wine remained in these vessels for four months prior to finishing and bottling.