Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2021
|United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Bursting with fresh apricots, mango and honeysuckle, the nose has undercurrents of vanilla and honey. Rich yellow apple, fresh cut melon and lemon overtones lead to a slightly spicy finish with a fine edge of slate and jasmine tea. tart and Juicy with a bright profile.
Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell, their focus has always been to produce handcrafted, estate-grown wines that can rival the best in the world. Estate vineyards now cover nearly 400 acres on six separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Steep south-facing slopes of Willakenzie, Laurelwood and now Jory soil types provide excellent drainage, which are the perfect environment to grow world-class wine grapes. Winemaker Adam Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 and now directs the production of outstanding Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Blanc. The name "Elk Cove" was derived from the Roosevelt Elk, which roam nearby, and migrate into the valley each spring.
Luscious yet crisp and refreshing, with lively apricot, fresh fig and spice flavors that finish on a polished note. Drink now. 7,711 cases made.
The aromas start out light, with notes of herb, pear, star fruit and other tropical fruits. Broad-feeling flavors follow, showing depth and layering. There's pleasing balance to it all.