2018 Crow Valley Vineyard Pinot Gris | Teutonic Wine Company | Winestyr

2018 Crow Valley Vineyard Pinot Gris

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Appellation: Willamette Valley AVA

By: Teutonic Wine Company

In: Portland, OR

750mL / 11.7% ABV

Winestyr Review

Surprisingly peachy, with tangerine and mandarin. Wonderfully ripe on the palate with a chalky, lime blossom finish. It is timid on the nose, sure, but very expressive on the palate.

What We Love

  • Lively Pinot Gris
  • Excellent vineyard expression

If you thought you knew Pinot Gris, wait until you try this

Experience

It all started in 2002 when Teutonic winemaker, Barnaby Tuttle, was the wine buyer at Papa Haydn Restaurant in Portland. German wine importer, Ewald Moseler, showed him 14 different Rieslings from Germany’s famed Mosel wine region and Barnaby bought all 14 en route to starting one of the largest German wine lists in Portland. That same night, Barnaby told his wife and partner, Olga, that he needed to learn how to make wines as expressive to terroir as these Rieslings. Fast forward about 15 years, and Teutonic is on the forefront of winemaking in Oregon. With an affinity for colder sites, higher elevation, and dry-farmed vines that are ideally 30 years or older, Teutonic Wine Company produces roughly 6,000 cases of wine per year, all varieties that are typical to Germany’s Mosel region. We are honored to have Teutonic Wine Company as one of our first Oregon producers.

Winery

It all started in 2002 when Teutonic winemaker, Barnaby Tuttle, was the wine buyer at Papa Haydn Restaurant in Portland. German wine importer, Ewald Moseler, showed him 14 different Rieslings from Germany’s famed Mosel wine region and Barnaby bought all 14 en route to starting one of the largest German wine lists in Portland. That same night, Barnaby told his wife and partner, Olga, that he needed to learn how to make wines as expressive to terroir as these Rieslings. Fast forward about 15 years, and Teutonic is on the forefront of winemaking in Oregon. With an affinity for colder sites, higher elevation, and dry-farmed vines that are ideally 30 years or older, Teutonic Wine Company produces roughly 6,000 cases of wine per year, all varieties that are typical to Germany’s Mosel region. These include Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chasselas, Gewürztraminer, Silvaner, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Rosé and a variety of white blends. All the wines they make, with the exception of one blend, are single vineyard wines. We are honored to have Teutonic Wine Company as one of our first Oregon producers.

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