CB001
by COLSTON BIBLIO

CB001 — A GASTRONOMIC DELIGHT with the structure and precision needed to accompany a considerable variety of food and cuisine. It features dusky purple Pinot Gris80% ), complemented by Pinot Blanc20% ), that contributes to its bright ruby color, pin-point acidity, and floral aromatic quality.

INFO

CÉPAGE: 80% Pinot Gris, 20% Pinot Blanc
VINTAGE: 2018— Cool Springtime, late bud-break and early heat︎ in late May & June. Mid- summer there was a lull in the heat︎but then picked up︎ and held through August. It cooled︎ off in early September just before optimal harvest time with very little ︎ rainfall during picking dates. APPELLATION:McMinnvilleAVA  VINEYARD/FARMING: MOMTAZI— Demeter Certified Biodynamic, farmed by Moe Momtazi SOIL TYPES: Silty Clay w/Volcanic Basalt base. Gellatly/Dixonville Complex Series. PICKING DATE: OCTOBER 2, 2018

FERMENTATION/ÉLEVAGE: Fully destemmed fruit. Co-fermented by native yeast and macerated on the skins with daily pigeage for the duration of the primary fermentation— which took place over 2 weeks. Malolactic fermentation occured in neutral barrels through the winter and finished before bottling unfined /unfiltered in the spring.
BOTTLING DATE: APRIL 24,2019 The wine rested in bottle for 7 months before release.
COLOR: Becomes a very VIBRANT & TRANSPARENT RUBY in the glass. Almost luminescent.
NOSE: Grapefruit, Strawberry, Hibiscus and Raspberry Tea. PALETTE: Fine tannin and lifted acidity give elegant texture. Red apple skin, cranberry, subtle spices
ALCOHOL:  12.2 %  PRODUCED: 173
SO2: 40ppm added before bottling, 20ppm free