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Reserve Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris

Okanagan Valley

Cellar Door Price $21.00

Pinot Gris 100.0%
Alcohol 13.9%
PH 3.19
Acidity Tartaric 6.1
Residual Sugar (G/L) 6.2
Full Cases (of 12) Produced 2687

Growing Conditions

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.

Winemaking

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.

Aging

Partially fermented in French oak (8% new), sir lie aged for 3.5 months.

Harvest

Date: October 2014

Nose

A hint of freshly sliced ginger, Anjou pear, and nutmeg open up our Reserve Pinot Gris.

Palate

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.

Food Pairing

Poultry, salmon, risotto and mushroom quiche.


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