2020 Pinot Gris Ramato
Pinot Gris Ramato is produced using 100% estate-grown pinot gris. A "Ramato". Italian for "Auburn", is made by allowing the juice to have skin contact prior to fermentation to provide color to a normally white wine.
For the 2020 vintage, we allowed the juice to both macerate with the grape skins for the eight days, and undergo native yeast fermentation. Dovetailing these traditional winemaking methods has allowed us to explore deeper flavor profiles associated with the Pinot Gris grape grown here on Aquidneck Island. The wine consists of rich aromatics--from licorice to dried fruits, guava, and melon. On the palate, we experience soft notes of pear, caramelized apple, and apricot, followed by a soft, lingering finish. The 2020 Pinot Gris Ramato demonstrates the immense versatility in the Pinot Gris grape, whose finesse and phenolics set it up nicely for aging potential, and will develop over time.