Pinot Gris Dry 3HR-SV EFH 2016
BREAKING NEWS: “3 Horse Ranch 2016 Pinot Gris Single-Vineyard Eagle Foothills AVA was selected as a finalist for Wine Enthusiast’s Best of Year Edition, December 2017!”
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WINERY SPEC SHEET (pdf download): 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
COMPOSITION: 100% Pinot Gris. 12.9% ABV.
AGING: Drinks well now through 2019.
VINTAGE 2016: This Idaho wine grape crop rebounded after a negligible harvest in 2015. A November 2014 freeze sharply reduced the amount of wine grapes available for the 2015 vintage. A tremendous amount of work went in to reconstituting vineyards damaged from the Fall freeze. As a result, growers and vintners experienced 50-100% increases in crop yields in 2016 over those of 2015. This net result is a slightly larger than normal harvest for the State. Some growers even stopped picking the remainder of the bumper crop due to a lack of tank space for wine crush and fermentation. All the numbers were spot on in the fruit for acids, sugars, and flavors. 2016 may prove itself to be one of Idaho's best vintages.
VINEYARDS: 3HRV Estate Vineyards (Eagle Foothills District, Snake River Valley AVA)
WINEMAKING: Greg Koenig, Consulting Winemaker. Fruit parcels from our Rhone varietal vineyards were vinified separately. After maceration and fermentation on skins, malolactic fermentation occurred during barrel maturation in a mix of steel as well as new and old barriques - French, American and Hungarian oak in origin - for a period of 5 months. Bottled: February 2017.
CELLARS: Vinted, Cellared and Bottled in Koenig Winery, Caldwell Idaho (Snake River Valley)
CLOSURE: Traditional Cork
MARKETS: Winery Tasting Room. Wine Club Members across the USA. Fine Dining + Premier Retail Distribution to Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.