The A.D. Beckham wines are a convergence of two passions- ceramics and wine. The terra cotta amphorae used to make these wines are handcrafted in Andrew’s studio on our vineyard.
This wine was fermented in terra cotta, partially aged in terra cotta and Acacia barrels.
Harvest Date(s): September 21 and 28, 2014
Bottle date: April 2015
Release date: Fall 2015
Pinot Gris: Durant Vineyards, Dundee Hills
Native Yeast, skin fermented in amphora 30 & 40 days. Aged 50% in amphora and 50% in French acacia barrels
Bottled un-fined and unfiltered
Production: 90 cases
Tasting notes: Fermented for 30 and 40 days on the pink grape skins in terracotta, this pinot gris looks like a Rosé. It's wonderfully fragrant, with a nose of baking spices, then ripe peaches. The palate is pomegranate with a mineral-like texture.
Drinking window: now through 2020.