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Pinot Gris 2016

Pinot Gris 2016

BC Best of Varietal 2017 - Gold Medal. San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 - Silver Medal.

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Beautiful soft yellow and a hint of effervescence at time of release. Nose is incredibly lifted and wafts intensely from the glass. Pear, pineapple and subtle anise come first, with apple pie and lemon just behind it. Palate is fresh fruit salad, dominated by orchard fruit and nashi pear, finishing with tropical fruit, citrus and banana. Lots of fruit sweetness this year. Great approachability and will pair well with a large assortment of cheeses and lighter meat dishes. Salad too if you’re into that. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
September 2016
pH
3.58
Aging
Cellaring potential 3 - 5 years
Bottling Date
March 2017
Residual Sugar
3.35g/L
Alcohol %
12.7
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Beautiful soft yellow and a hint of effervescence at time of release. Nose is incredibly lifted and wafts intensely from the glass. Pear, pineapple and subtle anise come first, with apple pie and lemon just behind it. Palate is fresh fruit salad, dominated by orchard fruit and nashi pear, finishing with tropical fruit, citrus and banana. Lots of fruit sweetness this year. Great approachabillity and will pair well with a large assortment of cheeses and lighter meat dishes. Salad too if you’re into that.
Ratings
91 points – John Schreiner “The wine presents in the glass with a light golden glint. The appeal continues with aromas of pear and apple mingled with citrus and spice. On the palate, there is an absolute fruit salad of flavour – pear, nectarine and citrus. The wine has generous weight on the palate, with a finish that is both luscious and refreshing”
Awards
BC Best of Varietal 2017 - Gold Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 - Silver Medal
Vineyard Notes
A record early bud break had us thinking that we were in for another hot ripe year as in 2015, but a cool June and July slowed the growing season significantly. There was some moderate disease pressure for the first time in years so diligent work in the vineyard was required to keep the fruit clean and free from mould. In September the sun came out and resulted in an excellent year for whites, with slow steady sugar accumulation and beautiful acids retained with the cool nights. The Pinot Gris was picked over a two week period in the middle of September, with each block selected at optimal ripeness.
Production Notes
The Pinot Gris was crushed and de-stemmed before pressing, with the pressing cycle for this varietal being unique to dark skinned whites. We typically have a longer press program that emphasizes slow extraction with extended skin contact as well as a higher pressure at the end. This allows the clear juice to be in contact with the skins longer, which is where much of the flavour in this variety is stored. There is a delicate balance of flavour extraction and phenolic extraction (tannins are also in the skins) that plays out, plus the wine can go pink if it’s in contact with the skins too long as the skins are a light red colour at harvest. Once settled the clear juice was racked to stainless steel barrels and tanks and fermented using native and selected yeast. The wine was then kept on fine lees and stirred to add weight and texture to the palate.
Production
Cases made: 7000
Product Reviews
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Doug Mills
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(May 30, 2017 at 9:06 AM)
wonderful summer wine

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Corinna
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(Aug 9, 2017 at 3:05 PM)
This is an awesome wine. Enjoying it very chilled :)

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