2020 Gamay Vin Gris

$24.95

Pale pink in the glass. The nose is fragrant with notes of candied cherries, allspice, thyme and wet stone. The palate is bright and refreshing with mouth-watering acidity and flavours of sour cherry, pink grapefruit and mineral leading to a long, refreshing finish.

Drink well chilled with spinach salad with grapefruit and goat cheese, grilled shrimp with tropical salsa or fresh shucked oysters and mignonette.

This wine is vegan friendly.

WINEMAKING NOTES

From an early pick of our Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores, our Vin Gris is the result of classic white wine-making techniques used on red grapes – full bunches put into the press, free run juice collected and a very soft pressing, resulting in just the faintest tint of pink. The wine was bottled in February 2021 following a light fining and filtration.

VINTAGE NOTES

Winter of 2020 started with warmer than average temperatures from January through March followed by a cooler than average April. Bud break was in the second and third week of May. From thereon, temperatures increased and the summer months were above average temperatures with little precipitation, allowing for full phenolic development. Harvest remained dry and sunny with cool nights, important for maintaining acidity. There was little to no disease pressure, resulting in clean and ripe fruit. Harvest started in the second week of September with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay for sparkling, followed quickly by aromatic whites and then later ripening whites. Gamay was the first red variety harvested in early-to-mid October followed closely by Pinot Noir and Merlot. Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon were the last varieties to be harvested, taking place the last week of October through early November. Berry size was recognized to be smaller than previous years with an intense dark colour, suggesting the potential for increased concentration of flavour and colour extraction. The quality of the grapes was very good to excellent throughout the portfolio. Wines should have the capacity to age for the medium to long term.

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Pale pink in the glass. The nose is fragrant with notes of candied cherries, allspice, thyme and wet stone. The palate is bright and refreshing with mouth-watering acidity and flavours of sour cherry, pink grapefruit and mineral leading to a long, refreshing finish.

Drink well chilled with spinach salad with grapefruit and goat cheese, grilled shrimp with tropical salsa or fresh shucked oysters and mignonette.

This wine is vegan friendly.

WINEMAKING NOTES

From an early pick of our Whitty Vineyard in Creek Shores, our Vin Gris is the result of classic white wine-making techniques used on red grapes – full bunches put into the press, free run juice collected and a very soft pressing, resulting in just the faintest tint of pink. The wine was bottled in February 2021 following a light fining and filtration.

VINTAGE NOTES

Winter of 2020 started with warmer than average temperatures from January through March followed by a cooler than average April. Bud break was in the second and third week of May. From thereon, temperatures increased and the summer months were above average temperatures with little precipitation, allowing for full phenolic development. Harvest remained dry and sunny with cool nights, important for maintaining acidity. There was little to no disease pressure, resulting in clean and ripe fruit. Harvest started in the second week of September with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay for sparkling, followed quickly by aromatic whites and then later ripening whites. Gamay was the first red variety harvested in early-to-mid October followed closely by Pinot Noir and Merlot. Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon were the last varieties to be harvested, taking place the last week of October through early November. Berry size was recognized to be smaller than previous years with an intense dark colour, suggesting the potential for increased concentration of flavour and colour extraction. The quality of the grapes was very good to excellent throughout the portfolio. Wines should have the capacity to age for the medium to long term.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Whitty Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Gamay Noir

Brix at Harvest

19.9

Alcohol Content

12%

Residual Sugar

3 grams/Litre

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