Eminence Road Pinot Gris 'Five Dots' 2020

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Eminence Road Pinot Gris 'Five Dots' 2020
Country USA
Region New York
Appellation/Sub-Region Finger Lakes
Grapes Pinot Gris
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Sustainably Grown, Low-Intervention/Natural Wine, Vegan

One of our favorite New York producers, Eminence Road Farm Winery marches to the beat of its own drummer. Based in a converted cow barn in the mountain valley of Long Eddy, NY, on the western edge of the Catskills, Eminence Road is, in a way, a Finger Lakes winery. All of their wines are made from sustainably grown Finger Lakes grapes, fermented with native yeast, and bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered with the only addition being a minimal amount of sulfur for stability. Pinot gris from the Sheldrake Point Vineyard on the western shore of Cayuga Lake in Ovid, NY, is hand harvested, crushed, destemmed, and macerated on the skins for five days (five DOTS = days on the skins). Fermentation began in the bin, and continued for two months after the juice was moved to stainless steel, including full malolactic fermentation. The wine was then racked and bottled by hand without fining or filtration. A gorgeous salmon hue, this skin-contact pinot gris is textural and savory, with meaty notes of papaya, ruby red grapefruit, pink peppercorn, and crushed herbs, and gentle tannins on the finish. Both orange and rosé lovers will gravitate towards this bottle, which is a versatile accompanist to a variety of dishes. Sustainably grown, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.