Montinore PINOT GRIS, Willamette Valley
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Montinore PINOT GRIS, Willamette Valley - 2017

Item # 84004 750mL
$13.96/ Single Bottle
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

Montinore's Pinot Gris vines are planted in the cool, northernmost area of Oregon's Willamette Valley, resulting in a brighter, crisper style of wine that shines with fresh oysters and other shellfish.


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Staff Pick Notes

Pinot Gris has slowly become more popular worldwide and has laid down roots in Oregon. The Willamette Valley is an ideal place for such a varietal. The high elevation, light rain, and gentle sun rear this versatile grape into a fresh citrus driven glass of vino. I’m particularly fond of it because it’s a great example of a kitchen term “mise en place,” otherwise known as “everything in its place.” The palate is an even spread of citrus and stone fruit with minerality that doesn’t fade into the background. There is enough acidity to whet your palate or bind with seafood. Overall, it makes for a well-rounded bottle of wine. No more, no less, everything in its place.

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Willamette Valley

Perhaps the most familiar wine producing region in Oregon, the Willamette Valley is actually a group of distinct AVA's (American Viticultural Areas). This varied area is home to approximately two thirds of Oregon's wineries. Bounded roughly by the cities of Portland in the north and Eugene in the south, the near-idyllic wine growing region is cradled between the Cascade Mountain Range on its east...

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Oregon

The largest wine region in Oregon is the Willamette Valley, lying between the cities of Portland and Eugene and home to most of Oregon’s wineries. As it does not have one homogeneous climate, it has been broken up into several different AVAs. In the best of them, the perfect amounts of wind, rain, sun exposure, and altitude combine to give Pinot Noir the warm days and cool nights it needs in...

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