A classic South Okanagan Pinot Gris. The grapes for our Pinot Gris come from our Tinhorn Creek (Golden Mile) and Diamondback (Black Sage) Vineyards.
Tinhorn Creek & Diamondback
September 21-24, 2009
March 19 - 21, 2010
The 2009 Pinot Gris has a lively acidity, which makes it an excellent food wine. This wine has vibrant aromas of pineapple, lemon, and honey with a hint of vanilla. Tropical, citrus and honey flavours are also found on the palate along with mineral flavours.
The 2009 Pinot Gris was harvested between September 18 - 24, 2009 through a combination of hand picking and machine harvesting. The machine harvesting occurred late at night and early in the morning when fruit flavours were at highest concentration. After pressing, the Pinot Gris went into two stainless steel tanks and small stainless steel barrels (33%). The benefit of stainless steel barrels is the sur lees contact the wine receives without any oak influence. In mid-December, after fermentation, the wine in the stainless steel tanks and stainless steel barrels were blended together prior to bottling in March 2010.
Food Pairing Notes
The lively acidity of this wine makes it very food friendly. Try it with mushroom risotto, BBQ fish, foie gras, or a variety of curry dishes. It will also pair nicely with a quiche or creamy pastas.