|Residual Sugar (G/L)||6.2|
|Full Cases (of 12) Produced||2687|
The 2014 vintage started well was near perfect with some calling it the “best ever”! Winter and spring rains followed by encouraging July weather allowed the vines to focus on berry-set along with growing bunches. Hot weather in the summer months and an absence of rain saw the vine respond appropriately, with canopies in excellent balance, however, well thought out drip irrigation was a saviour this year, allowing the vines to maintain sufficient health to ripen. The dry, warm and hot summer produced good growth permitting all varieties to ripen with excellent balance. Cooler autumn months along with further assistance by rigorous leaf plucking and bunch thinning helped promote distinct varietal flavours. When the Okanagan’s warmest and driest growing season concluded on November 4th, it was judged as challenging but ultimately rewarding. Vineyards lived up to their pedigrees producing outstanding wines for the 2014 vintage.
Our 2014 Reserve Pinot Gris was sourced from three of our estate vineyards – Naramata Ranch, Mission Hill Road, and Oliver. Each vineyard has a distinct microclimate lending unique flavour characteristics to the varietal before it becomes part of the final blend. Naramata Ranch enjoys the lake’s moderating effect providing ideal growing conditions. Mission Hill Road has a cooler climate extending hangtime and enhancing flavour development. Oliver in the southeast is a diverse vineyard with a patchwork of individual blocks.
Partially fermented in French oak (8% new), sir lie aged for 3.5 months.
Date: October 2014
A hint of freshly sliced ginger, Anjou pear, and nutmeg open up our Reserve Pinot Gris.
Flavours of white peach, grapefruit, and zesty lime round out this full-bodied and aromatic wine. A relatively short and delicate aging on the lees in French oak maintains the wine’s crisp and dry nature.
Poultry, salmon, risotto and mushroom quiche.