Willamette Valley, Oregon
One of the original and most recognized Oregon and U.S. Pinot Gris producers, Ponzi was a major influence in establishing Pinot Gris as the first quality white grape variety in Oregon. Ponzi’s Pinot Gris is an irresistably aromatic and expressive wine, and serves as a first encounter for many wine drinkers with Oregon wines and the Ponzi estate.
The 2017 vintage was a welcome throwback to more classic vintage years after the previous five warm years. Harvest began in late September and long mild days ensued. Cool nights kept acids brilliant and bits of rain here and there ensured beautiful conditions for ripe, clean fruit with mature skin and seed tannin. This vintage will be one to enjoy immediately and for the long term.
“The 2017 Pinot Gris has lively scents of Bosc pears, apples, river stone and white blossoms with touches of baker’s yeast. The palate is light-bodied with fresh fruits, bright acidity and a long, textured finish.” – Vinous