Folie à Deux Pinot Gris 2019
September 25–27, 2019
The Folie à Deux 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Gris displays refreshing aromas of green apple, meyer lemon, white nectarine and peach notes. Ample lemon peel, peach and honeysuckle flavors are complemented by honeydew melon and light tropical notes on the palate. Showcasing a light to medium body, this wine has bright, crisp acidity, light minerality and finishes with a hint of sweetness. This food friendly Pinot Gris pairs well with cacio e pepe, lemon pepper chicken or cajun-spiced bass.
It is no surprise fruit for the Folie à Deux 2019 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 2019 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 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit. The yeast used during fermentation are perfect fermenters for expressive, aromatic whites.