Teutonic Pinot Gris 2021, Crow Valley Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Barnaby and Olga Tuttle’s Portland-based Teutonic Wine Company, is an idiosyncratic outfit focused on German and Alsatian wine styles. And obsessively focused on terroir – they now collect grapes before harvest from each vineyard in order to start a native yeast culture for each fermentation. 35 year old vines from the Crow Valley Vineyard. This Pinot Gris is crisp and refreshing with fine mineral flavors that the vines absorb from the deep established roots. Golden pale in color, red apple, lime and lemon zest on the nose. Tastes great now, but stock away a bottled or two and see how it evolves in a year or two.