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Expression Pinot Grigio 2021 (250mL can)
The finish is flavourful with lingering spice and pear notes. Enjoy on its own or pair with a variety of foods from lake fish to salads and fresh cheese such as goat cheese or bloomy rind cheese . Also a perfect compliment to ginger and coriander-spiced pumpkin hummus!Download Notes
VQA Niagara Peninsula
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100% Pinot Grigio
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Wine, like art, is an expression. An expression of the winemaker’s style, the vineyard’s terroir, the grape variety, and your taste.
Our Expression Pinot Grigio is a blend of our two estate vineyards in Creek Shores, created to showcase both a perfect Expression of Niagara Pinot Grigio and also of our winemaker’s style! The grapes were harvested in late September and immediately pressed into stainless steel tanks for a cool fermentation that lasted 20 days. The wine was kept in the tank for 4 months before fining, filtration and bottling in February 2022.
Late winter and early spring had higher than average temperatures leading to an early bud break on May 10th (one week earlier than last year). The high temperatures continued through spring leading to rapid canopy development, flowering and fruit set. The heat continued through the summer with just enough rain to refresh the vines. Harvest began in late August with Chardonnay for sparkling. After a two week break due to excessive rain, harvest continued throughout late September and early October with aromatic whites and lighter reds. Harvest continued throughout October and November with later ripening reds, ending with Cabernet Sauvignon in late November. Overall, yields were moderate due to thorough sorting and preventative management. Wines should be drunk on release or cellared for the medium-term.