This single vineyard Pinot Gris is reminiscent of the Italian Pinot Grigio style with aromas of pear and apricot and a crisp and refreshing palate with flavours of granny smith apple, and key lime with a flinty mineral finish. Serve with a variety of foods including quinoa and pickled vegetable salad.
This 100% Pinot Gris was sourced from Hidden Terrace vineyard in Oliver. The wine is 100% stainless steel fermented to retain the fresh fruit characters the wine is known for. The juice was cool fermented at 12C for 2 weeks which helps to retain the fruit forward character of the wine and refreshing crispness.
The 2017 growing season started off slowly in the Okanagan valley. We did not see bud burst until mid-May and flowering began mid-June. The spring was wet and cooler than normal, but this was quickly followed by warmer temperatures which resulted in flooding. This was followed by 82 days of no rain. Fires resulted in many parts of BC in July and August. Smoke from fires in the north, south and west provided protection from the intense heat of the summer but also created a more humid environment that we are used to in the Okanagan. This resulted in higher disease pressure and some vineyards were overwhelmed with powdery mildew. Fortunately, our growers were vigilant, and we came through relatively unscathed. By veraison the smoke had cleared so there was relief. We did experience frost in low lying regions at the beginning of October, but most vineyards were able to hang on and we gained an additional 3 weeks of hang time. However, due to all these factors yields were down about 15%, however the fruit quality, flavours & ripeness were all very good.
Grapes: 100% Pinot Gris
Vineyard: Hidden Terrace Vineyard (Oliver)
Harvest Date: October 3 • Harvest Brix: 21.4 B average
pH 3.5 • TA 5.7 g/l • RS 2.3 g/l • Alcohol 13.6%
Cases produced: 348 • SKU 482539 • upc 6 26990 20877 8