Keeler Estate Vineyard - "Heart" Pinot Gris (2020), 750ml
Keeler Estate Vineyard’s 2020 “Heart” Pinot Gris is a bottle of biodynamic brilliance. Light and deliciously crisp, you’ll savor every sip!
- Origins: Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
- Varietal: Still White Wine
- Grapes: 100% Pinot Gris
- Vineyard: Keeler Estate Vineyard
- Alcohol Content: 11.3%
- Character: Light, crisp acidity, notes of pear and stone fruit
- Pairing: Spicy foods
- Allergens: Contains naturally occurring sulfites
- Vegan friendly
- Organic Certified
- Demeter-Certified Biodynamic Vineyard
Craig and Gabriele Keeler began transforming their bramble blanketed, 200-acre piece of land, set within the Eola-Amity Hills, back in 1990. Since then, they have achieved remarkable things, turning it into a thriving biodynamic vineyard, surrounded by breathtaking backdrops of lakes and mountains. They do things pretty old school at Keeler Estate, using minimal intervention, fermenting in cleverly designed concrete and terracotta vats, using native yeast. Because of how natural this process is, they very much depend on what the iron-rich soils decide to bequeath each year.
Luckily, the placement of the vineyard allows for long, sunny days, followed by chillier evenings - the perfect conditions for good grape growing. The “Heart” Pinot Gris is itself aged in a concrete Dolia, before getting bottle-ready in stainless steel for the final month. This wine is light and crisp, with prominent notes of pear, peach, and apricot, finishing with a touch of spice and a hint of sweetness. This makes it ideal for pairing with spicy foods, perhaps a tofu Thai green curry, or a punchy laksa!
Made with 100% Pinot Gris.
Allergens: Contains naturally occurring sulfites.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does ‘biodynamic wine’ actually mean?
Keeler Estate Vineyards “Heart” Pinot Gris (2020) is a Demeter-Certified biodynamic. This means that it has been grown to the highest standards (Demeter was after all the Goddess of Agriculture), with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Biodynamic farmers have to be seriously in tune with the soil, as well as the seasons and the climate, to ensure they are looking after their land in the long term. It’s a much more sustainable method, and we’ll certainly sip up to that. Cheers!