Finger Lakes Wine of the Week:
Hunt Country Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris
By Nicholas Baldwin
Keuka Lake boasts a growing number of fantastic wineries with steep slopes, plenty of sun and recreation. Hunt Country Vineyards has become a senior member of Keuka Lake wineries. The Hunt family’s land has been farmed for six generations. They grow numerous varieties of cool climate grapes including Pinot Gris, a grape prone to cooler climates because the cold lets the acidity flourish, helping create crisp and refreshing character.
The 2013 Pinot Gris from Hunt Country Vineyards is a delicate white wine with aromas of Meyer lemon, kiwi, honeydew melon and lemon citrus. It has a lingering finish and silky mouth-watering acidity to leaves you clamoring for another sip. It is a great pairing for all different types of foods, including smoked fish, goat’s milk cheeses and other mild cheeses, fruit and salad dishes, cured pork, and not overly spicy far east dishes. There may only be a short supply of the 2013 Hunt Country Pinot Gris left at your local wine shop, so hurry in and grab yourself a bottle. If you miss out, be sure to keep an eye out for the next vintage.
Nicholas Baldwin has worked in the wine and spirits business for more than 12 years and traveled the world visiting vineyards. He holds numerous wine certifications.
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