In 2016, our first vintage of "Tornado" Pinot Gris was a result of an unexpected Tornado warning just after we had loaded the press and started pressing. We rolled the press drum so it would hold the juice and skins, shut the power off, covered it with a tarp and rode out the storm. Once the storm had passed the next morning, we pressed the must and out came this beautiful, highly aromatic, slightly pink juice. The juice was racked and put to old barrels to ferment and age. Each year we follow the tradition of making this wine, fortunately not under the duress of a potential tornado.
This attractive slightly pink skin contact wine has a beautiful nose of fresh all spice and citrus. On the palate there is a delicate spicy, viscous quality without the wine being cloying. The wine is unfiltered, unfined and was bottled with minimal sulphur additions. Delicious anytime after 11am