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The Good Earth Vineyard and Winery Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio

Niagara Region

Cellar Door Price $17.95

Alcohol 13.1%
PH 3.38
Residual Sugar (G/L) 6.0
Drinking Start Year 2018
Drinking End Year 2020
Full Cases (of 12) Produced 330

Growing Conditions

The 2017 vintage started off heavy periodic rainfalls in spring throughout most of the summer months. Luckily, the rainy weather was punctuated by sunny days that allowed the grapes to keep maturing and kept disease pressure under control. Finally, September arrived, and Ontario welcomed steady warm, dry weather. Unseasonably warm, dry conditions continued through October and November, allowing the grapes a welcome break from precipitation and affording time to reach very good ripeness levels.

Winemaking

The grapes were soaked for 15 or so hours before pressing to bins and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. 2017 was an excellent vintage for the whites with that warm and dry September really getting the skins ripe while keeping nice acidity in the wine.

Harvest

These grapes were machine harvested from a single vineyard on the Beamsville Bench on October 2nd.

Bottling

Bottled April 2018

Nose

intense nose of melons, apple, canned pear and clementine oranges

Palate

A creamy soft palate that is rich in body and complex in flavour

Appearance

This wine has a lovely pinkish hue


Winemakers Tenure
Ilya Senchuk January 1st, 2016 - Present