2018
Sonoma Valley

Pinot Gris
Description

The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society, formed in 1863 by the winery’s founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards, has been restored as a collection of unique small-production wines that honor the winery’s pioneering spirit and contribution to California winemaking. The Vinicultural Society explores clonal selections, varietals and the incredible terroir of Northern California.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2018 Pinot Gris is bursting with aromas of white peach, nectarine and a slight floral accent. 

Palate: 

This richly flavored wine offers flavors of apricot, fennel and a touch of orange zest. Our 2018  Pinot Gris is an exceptionally soft and light white wine featuring undertones of warm stone and spice with well balanced acidity.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The Count identified the Sonoma Valley climate  and soil as the optimal location within the County for growing quality Pinot Gris. We honor his vision with The Count’s Selection Pinot Gris was fermented in stainless steel tanks with a small amount in neutral oak. The lees were stirred for the first several months of aging to add depth of flavor without malolactic fermentation.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Sonoma Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.%
  • pH: 3.25
  • TA:  7.0 g/L
  • Ageing:
    •  Stainless steel
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Sautéed Petrale Sole
Cheese & Nuts:
Goat Cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Asian Salad
Grains:
Chicken Pastas
$28