Production: 56 cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: Pinot Gris
Vineyard Designation: Blend of 2 vineyards
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Vine Age: 7-15 years
Soil: Clay, sand and limestone. Quite variable between vineyard locations.
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: Stainless steel fermented and 25% fermented and aged in 4-year old French Oak for 4 months
Alcohol Content: 12.2%
TA: 8.6 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2021
Serving Temperature: 8 – 14 degrees Celsius
The 2019 Pinot Gris was a very small batch that we harvested from 2 different vineyards (Lepp and Bock) when the flavours were fully developed and the
acidity was just right. We hand harvested to protect the integrity of the fruit and whole cluster pressed in our gentle bladder press.
We then cold settled after pressing and racked 25% to a neutral oak barrel for primary fermentation to preserve the fruit aromatics
while adding texture. The remaining 75% of Pinot Gris was fermented and aged in stainless steel. Primary fermentation finished
and we allowed partial secondary, malolactic fermentation to add texture and complexity during this time. In March wine was barreledup,
and blended with the stainless steel Pinot Gris after 4 months ageing, then was protein stabilized, cold stabilized and lightly filtered
Pale straw with a clear hue.
An aromatic wine with fresh picked green apples, stone fruits, spice and honeydew melon. Secondary aromas showcasing lemon
zest and fresh squeezed citrus, poached pear and honeysuckle flower that fill the glass. A wine with layers of aromas that keeps you
reaching to smell more!
A balanced combination of fruit and very subtle oak. The flavour profile matches the aromatics with tree fruits, citrus zest
and fresh honeydew melon. A light-medium bodied wine with balance, a round mid-palate structure and a clean finish. Secondary
flavours plums, Bartlett pear and a flintymineral note that carries through on a medium long finish. Drink on the patio with friends or
pair with a light fish dish, like lemon pepper crusted pickerel.