Expression Pinot Grigio 2021
Pale in the glass with aromas of golden delicious apple, cantaloupe, minerality and flowers. The palate is dry, fresh and fruity with medium acidity and flavours of pineapple, apricot and jasmine. The finish is flavourful with lingering spice and apple notes. Enjoy on its own or pair with a variety of foods from lake fish to salads to cheese platters. Also, a perfect compliment to ginger and coriander-spiced pumpkin hummus!Download Notes
100% Pinot Gris
BRIX AT HARVEST
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.
National Wine Awards 2022, WineAlign
Average final score from judges at the 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind June 2022.