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2014 King Estate Antiquum Pinot Gris KE

 At Antiquum Vineyards, things are done by hand - artisan style. The Hagen family, owners of these special vineyards, live by the mantra "make it yourself or do without" which applies to all that the farm encompasses. Family, livestock, food and wine grapes are grown with reverence to the land, and in a traditional way that can only be described as 'from a different time." We hope you enjoy the fruits of their labor.
$39.00 per Bottle

Accolades

91 PTS - Wine Enthusiast

Tasting Notes

2014 Antiquum Pinot Gris has a beautiful pale straw color. This is a full-bodied and zesty wine with hints of fresh pineapple, key lime, dried apricot and honeysuckle on the nose. The palate echoes the nose with lime zest, pineapple, guava and apple pie. Enjoy now until at least 2027.

Awards

91 PTS - Wine Enthusiast

Vineyard Notes

Following on the heels of a cold winter, early spring was very wet with double our typical precipitation in March. Rapidly warming temperatures in April led to buds breaking almost a week early – these favorable conditions continued, leading to very strong fruit set after a mid-June bloom. The abundance of fruit allowed for meticulous hand thinning; only the fruit meeting stringent quality parameters was allowed to ripen. Excellent weather continued throughout the summer, leading to a warmer than average vintage and resulted in excellent ripening conditions. Moving into late summer/early fall the grape clusters were in outstanding condition which combined with an unusually dry conditions allowed for extended hang time and enhanced flavor development. The extended harvest period enabled each vineyard to be harvested at peak ripeness resulting in a crop of superb quality.

Production Notes

The 2014 vintage was fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks, which were temperature controlled to maximize fruit character. This wine benefited from sur lie aging for 6 months prior to bottling.

Vintage 2014
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Pinot Gris
Appellation Willamette Valley
Size 750 ml