2017 Flygirl White
59% Viognier 27% Pinot Gris 14% Chardonnay
Our 2017 Flygirl White offers expressive aromatics that are fresh and lively. Honeydew melons, poached pears, bananas, and bright citrus flavors envelope the palate. Balanced acidity leaves a vibrant, racy impression and finishes with long, clean, crisp flavors of honeysuckle and granny smith apples.
100% estate grown
To begin 2017, Eastern Washington was in the midst of a brutal winter that lingered on into early March. Our concerns of winter damage to the vines were alleviated towards the end of April when our vineyards came back to life with bud break. Bud Break was a bit behind a normal Washington vintage but not by much. Spring of 2017 was warm, and this led to rapid growth in the vineyards, our vineyard team was quick to manage excessive growth, so our vines met our winemaking goals. The spring led into a perfect Eastern Washington Summer with warm days and cool nights that we are keen to for a great growing season. Veraison happened around the first of August and with all the last-minute adjustments to crop size we were very pleased about what we would see in 2017. Wildfires were of a great deal of concern for us, as damaging as these fires were, our Estate vineyard was not impacted by the excessive smoke we saw in the state creating a huge sigh of relief from the vineyard and winemaking teams. Very similar to the 2016 vintage, we saw a much cooler than average September that slowed the ripening process down quite a bit. This allowed the grapes to hang on their vines much longer allowing them to achieve optimal ripeness for flavors and sugar content. This did mean a later season for us as we brought in the last of our grapes in early November. Overall, we are pleased that we were not affected by all the smoke and are more than pleased with all the extra efforts and arduous work our vineyard team accomplished in making our fruit of exceptional quality which in turn created wonderful wines.
Each element that was blended into our 2017 Flygirl blend was harvested at optimal maturity and gently pressed before beginning fermentation. Each was fermented and aged in stainless steel to maintain freshness and varietal characteristics. When creating the 2017 blend we wanted each varietal to play a special role to provide complexity while maintaining an overall easy-drinking wine.
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