Editorial Reviews for Ponzi Pinot Gris
A bit leafy on the nose with a hint of herb accenting the notes of cut fruit, nice flowers and a hint of minerality. There’s a hint of RS evident up front, though nice acids keep things balanced. Cut heirloom apple fruit dominates the mid-palate, framed by nice pear fruit on the back end. Finishes with good length and steely acidity. This is nicely fruity with good balance in a slightly sweeter style. 88pts
Light and fresh green apple aromas. Almost clear color. A tinge of acidity at the start, with even citrus notes throughout and a fairly long finish.
Floral and grassy with pear notes, fairly buttery. Good acidity in the body, with a tropical fruit finish.
a bit of catpee and minerals from a local stream on the nose. grape fruit pithe essence with green apple characteristics. Bright acidity, well balanced and great for summer time. Delicious and fairly unique for a Pinot Gris
Plum, nectarine, peach nose. MIneral and juicy
Lots of floral notes and green apple on the nose. On The palate lots of minerality, green apple skin and lime, with a bit of Co2 that makes it very refreshing. A great wine for a summer afternoon. Too see the winemaker speak about this wine check: http://bit.ly/KyXyL4
Crisp apple and pear notes with a smooth honey finish. Would be a great poolside summer refreshment!
Light fruit, hints of apple and floral. Sweet and refreshing with a honey finish.
External Reviews for Ponzi Pinot Gris
A fresh white, with lively and distinctive nectarine and citrus flavors, lingering easily on the finish. Drink now.
The Ponzi 2011 Pinot Gris reflects not only the increasing age of the estates oldest vines of this variety, but also the diversity of expositions, soils, and locations, now that two sites beside the original vineyard are planted with it. Estate fruit is supplemented with contract grapes sourced from as far away as Zenith in the Eola Hills. Tank vinification; near-absence of malo-lactic conversion; a soupcon of Muscat Ottonel and Gewurztraminer; and (abstracting from recent experiments with spontaneous fermentation) reliance on a single selected yeast strain remain constants. Fresh apple, quince, lime and grapefruit lusciously refresh the palate, while honeysuckle and orange blossom waft throughout. There is some textural tenderness here as well as buffering of the green apple acidity that one too seldom encounters in Willamette Pinot Gris and a satisfyingly juicy and persistent finish. Enjoy this over the next 18–24 months.
Quince, magnolia, nutmeg, pear, vanilla and green apple are just a few of the layered aromatics in the nose. The palate is key lime pie, white peach, honey and minerality within a brilliant frame of acidity. - WINEMAKER LUISA PONZIFERMENTATION:Fermented in temperaturecontrolled, stainless-steel tanks, not exceeding 55˚F. malolactic fermentation was prohibited to retain the bright and lively character of the wine. Stelvin closures (screwcaps) were used on 100% of the production.Alcohol: 13.%pH: 3.10Residual sugar: 5.7g/L ** SOLD OUT **
Food Pairings for Ponzi Pinot Gris
Quince, magnolia, nutmeg, pear, vanilla and green apple are just a few of the layered aromatics in the nose. The palate is key lime pie, white peach, honey and minerality within a brilliant frame of acidity.
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