2021 Valley of the Moon Pinot Gris-Viognier
The Pinot Gris grapes for the 2021 vintage were harvested in mid-August to create a naturally crisp wine while the Viognier grapes were harvested in mid-September to maximize the unique aromatics of the varietal. The wine was then aged for three months in stainless steel tanks.
2021 began with a dry spring followed by a hot summer which led to an early harvest. The sugars in the fruit developed quickly and the tannins matured nicely. As a result of the summer heat and low water accessibility by the vine, the berries were medium sized with concentrated flavors and a certain freshness which helped create deeply flavored and balanced wines.