The Marigny Carbonic Maceration Willamette Valley Pinot Gris
"From the vibrant terroirs of Willamette Valley comes The Marigny's 2022 Carbonic Maceration Pinot Gris, a wine that splendidly merges tradition with innovation. Taking the Pinot Gris grape and subjecting it to extended skin contact, The Marigny crafts an orange wine that's beautifully layered, both in color and character.
This wine exemplifies the potential of Pinot Gris, transcending its typical pale expression into something more profound and tantalizing. The carbonic maceration adds yet another dimension, unveiling a tapestry of flavors and aromas seldom experienced in other wines.
Nose: A fragrant array of dried apricots, preserved lemons, and earthen spices captivates the senses. Intermingled are notes of orange blossom, honeycomb, and a hint of freshly grated ginger, adding to the wine's aromatic complexity.
Palate: As you take a sip, the wine unfurls its rich tapestry, presenting flavors of candied citrus peels, dried stone fruits, and almonds. The carbonic process imparts a vibrancy, with subtle bubbles and a unique fruit-forwardness, tinged with hints of baked apple and saffron.
Finish: The wine concludes with a textured finish that's at once grippy and refreshing. It lingers, leaving behind memories of dried fruits, citrus zest, and an endearing minerality.
The Marigny's Carbonic Maceration Pinot Gris, as an orange wine, boasts a versatility that's perfect for pairing. Its nuanced profile complements grilled seafood, especially when adorned with Mediterranean herbs. Consider it with Middle Eastern dishes like falafel or tabbouleh, where its textures and flavors can shine. A cheese board, with a mix of both aged and fresh cheeses, will further underscore the wine's multifaceted nature."