Grochau Etheric Skin Contact Pinot Gris

$24.95

John Grochau was first introduced to wine and the winemaking landscape in his early 20’s, while racing bicycles for a French team in the Loire Valley. For several years, he raced through some of France’s most revered winemaking regions including Champagne, Burgundy and the across the Loire Valley. When he returned to his hometown of Portland, Oregon, he went to work in the restaurant business and quickly discovered an even greater appreciation for wine.

After more than decade selling wine in some of Portland’s finest restaurants, including a 14-year stint at Higgins, Grochau plunged into winemaking. He spent a year in Sonoma before returning to Oregon to work at Erath Winery, and then worked alongside winemaker Doug Tunnell at Brick House Vineyards for four years. His first vintage as owner and winemaker at Grochau Cellars was 2002.

With Grochau’s restaurant experience, there was a natural progression as a winemaker to craft food-friendly wines that enhance a meal. Grochau strives to make wines that are balanced, textured and expressive of place. Inspired by the diversity of the Willamette Valley’s soils and microclimates, Grochau sources fruit from organic and sustainably-farmed vineyards.

This is how the winery describes this cuvee – “This is a good balance between a rosé and an orange wine. 90% Pinot Gris, 10% Chardonnay, co-fermented. Skins are left in contact with the wine for 11 days. The wine finished fermentation in a stainless steel tank, then racked to neutral French oak barrels for aging for 9 months. Minimal handling, native yeast fermentation, and no enzyme additions. Grippy, fruity, and floral.”

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