Montinore L'Orange 2021
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Leaving Pinot Gris on its skins prior to fermentation provides a stunning salmon-pink hue, along with great structure. Bright aromas of peach, pear and orange peel develop into lavender, almond and rose petal on the nose. The entry on the palate carries flavors of green tea, plum, wild ginger and delicate apricot. The luscious texture and voluminous mouthfeel allow for a lingering finish of crisp, clementine.
I love this Pinot Gris-driven skin contact wine fermented and aged in everything from acacia to amphora. Its spring-like peach, hibiscus-flower and dried rose-petal aromas are rejuvenating. Rich tangerine and pear flavors coat the palate, with white-tea and spearmint notes on the ultralong finish.