Reserve Pinot Gris 2021
Reserve Pinot Gris 2021 is vibrant straw yellow in the glass. On the nose, it has intense aromas of honeysuckle, yellow pear, candied ginger, and soft spice. On the palate it is medium-bodied with vibrant acidity and flavours of fresh pineapple, key lime peel, tangerine confit and vanilla cream. The finish is long and rich with a touch of warm spice.
Enjoy now with roasted pork tenderloin with caramelized pear and shallots or mushroom dishes. Age for the short term to develop additional complexities. Cellar 1 to 3 years.Download Notes
VQA Creek Shores
Home Farm Vineyard
100% Pinot Gris
BRIX AT HARVEST
This Pinot Gris was sourced exclusively from our Home Farm Vineyard located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Seventh Street in the Creek Shores sub-appellation. Harvest was in mid-September. Following harvest, the grapes were crushed and destemmed before gentle pressing. The grapes were then fermented and aged in seasoned French oak barrels of varying sizes (228L, 400L and 500L) for 12 months in Acacia barrels. After light fining and filtration, the wine was bottled in February 2023
John Szabo, MS, WineAlign
Nice nose here, with lots of fruit, and broad palate with volume and amplitude. Some bitterness noted on the back end, however, and complexity is modest, but totally correct. Tasted blind at the NWACs 2023.