Folie à Deux Pinot Gris 2015
It is no surprise fruit for the Folie a Deux 2015 Pinot Gris finds such beautiful expression in the cool region of Russian River Valley. The cooling fog from the Pacific Ocean is this AVA’s key climactic feature – which reduces temperatures by 35–40 degrees at night – fostering a long, even growing season. The region’s wide range of alluvial soils, composed primarily of gravel, loam and sand, provides essential water drainage while retaining sufficient moisture and nutrients to nurture the vines during the appellation’s long growing season. The Folie à Deux 2015 Pinot Gris ripens slowly in this climate, developing concentrated varietal flavors while retaining vivacious acidity.
The fruit for this Pinot Gris is selected from the greatest vineyards in Russian River Valley. Once harvested, the juice is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks at about 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The yeast used during fermentation is Premier Cuvee, the cleanest and most neutral fermenter that is recommended for white wine.
The Folie à Deux 2015 Russian River Pinot Gris displays refreshing aromas of ripe melon, honeysuckle, citrus and hints of juicy pear. Ample fruit and citrus flavors surrender the palate, followed by subtle sweet wood, almond and lemon zest. The finish is clean and bright, leaving crisp, alluring flower and spice notes for the senses. This wine is medium to full-bodied with depths of fruit from the partial malolactic fermentation, creating refreshing and vibrant acidity. This wine is versatile and excellent to pair with pair with Indian curries, spicy Thai, and fresh vegetable dishes.