This Pinot Gris is ripe and fresh on the nose with expressive fruit aromatics of candied lemon, yellow apple, melon and pear. These notes carry through to the palate where there is a remarkable roundness and weight, while remaining vibrant, fruit-forward and crisp. This wine is dry, easy-drinking and has a pleasant and clean finish.
This is a very versatile pairing wine that would work well with seafood dishes such as Halibut, Scallops and Salmon. Also pairs nicely with a variety of lighter summery dishes such as grilled vegetables, chicken skewers and salad with a citrus vinaigrette.
This wine is sourced from two separate vineyard plots within the same vineyard in the Lincoln lakeshore sub-appellation. Each plot was carefully harvested and grapes were soaked prior to pressing to help extract flavours that had developed during the growing season. The youngest vines were harvested first and fermented in exclusively stainless steel, yielding a bright and aromatic fresh Pinot Gris. The older vines were harvested a few days later, and were partially fermented in older French oak barrels, resulting in a more rich and expressive Pinot Gris. Following fermentation, the wines were combined and ages on their lees for three months prior to bottling.
Appellation: Lincoln Lakeshore
Cooperage: Stainless steel 85%, neutral oak 15%
Harvest Dates: Sept 11th –14th, 2018
Residual Sugar: 5g/l
Cellar Potential: 2019-2022
Cases Produced (approx.): 500