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A.D. Beckham MMXV Amphora Pinot Gris
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A.D. Beckham MMXV Amphora Pinot Gris 2015

Chehalem Mountain , Willamette Valley, Oregon, United StatesThis single vineyard pinot gris was skin fermented and partially aged in amphora that Andrew Beckham hand crafted and fired on their family estate in Chehalem Mountain. The remaining 50 percent was aged in French acacia barrels before all was blended and bottled unfined and unfiltered. A turbid deep russet pink / peach in hue, with grippy peach fuzz, broken stones, scented with wild flowers and herbal scrub. Buoyant acidity is perfectly pitched to carry the intensity of this natural wine, leaving just a riff of pithy grip on the lingering finish. This is not about fruit, and alluringly so. Enjoy over many hours as this is continually evolving in the glass. Impressive natural beauty.Tasted: 13 July 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: USA 38.00 winery direct Producer: Beckham Estate VineyardVarietal: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio