Gamay Vin Gris 2021
Pale pink in the glass. The nose is fragrant with notes of wild strawberries, fresh cut orange, jalapeno pepper and wet stone. The palate is bright and refreshing with mouth-watering acidity and flavours of orange, lemon zest and minerality leading to a long, refreshing finish.
Drink well chilled with a spinach salad with grapefruit and goat cheese, grilled shrimp with tropical salsa or fresh shucked oysters and mignonette.
This wine is vegan-friendly.Download Notes
VQA Creek Shores
100% Whitty Vineyard
BRIX AT HARVEST
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 March 2022 following a light fining and filtration.
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 Canada 2022, WineAlign
Average final score from judges at the 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind June 2022.