Fresh aromas and flavors of tropical mango, guava and papaya are complemented by notes of jasmine and vanilla bean. This richly textured white ends with a full and balanced finish.
The Elk Cove Pinot Gris is a grand example of why anyone who enjoys excellent Pinot Grigio should look to Oregon. The generous aromas feature apple, citrus, and pear, with a touch of hazelnut and minerality. On the palate it's medium-bodied, with an intense core of the abovementioned fruits balanced out by lively acidity, and going on to a long finish. This is a wine to change the minds of those who think that Pinot Grigio/Gris has to be a watery, insipid wine. The possibilities for food pairing are enormous - serve with just about anything but red meat, and be delighted. (A Wine Spectator Smart Buys)
|The grapes were handpicked from select hillside vineyards, from vines aged 3-28 years old. The fruit was whole-cluster pressed and fermented at cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks.
|Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon’s oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974, by Pat and Joe Campbell, our focus has always been to produce hand crafted, Estate grown wines that can rival the best in the world.
Estate vineyards now cover over 120 acres on three separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Proper site selection and meticulous vine management along with harvesting at very low yields creates the concentration and depth of flavor that are hallmarks of Elk Cove wines.
Elk Cove Vineyards proudly remains a family-owned and operated winery. Winemaker Adam Godlee Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 to produce outstanding Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Growing up among the vines on the Elk Cove Estate has instilled a tremendous respect for the soil in which the grapes were grown, therefore his role as winemaker is one of stewardship over intervention.
In the winery, Adam employs gravity flow and gentle handling to protect the inherent qualities of the Estate grown fruit. We at Elk Cove hope you enjoy these wines as much as we all enjoyed the creative process in making them.