Pinot Gris 2011
Released: March 2012
Colour: Golden straw
Bouquet: Fruit blossoms and pear aromas with layers of apple and
Palate: Medium bodied with grapefruit, granny smith apples, and
citrus which leads to a slightly spicy finish.
Food Pairings: Think shellfish, scallops in brown butter, fresh shrimp
cocktail, crab cakes and garlic prawns. Chicken in an herb cream sauce,
pulled pork or pasta alfredo.
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Our 2011 Pinot Gris is a great representation of Okanagan Pinot Gris. The fruit used to make this Pinot Gris comes from our own Blasted Church Vineyards as well as vineyards in Kelowna, Oliver and Osoyoos. Each vineyard adds a unique character to the Pinot Gris blend. The 2011 vintage started slowly with cool spring temperatures. As harvest began the Pinot Gris ripened later than in previous years, but we were rewarded for our patience by letting the fruit hang to achieve maximum flavour.
Each parcel of fruit was vinted separately. Various strains of yeast were incorporated to achieve maximum flavour layering in the wine. All wines were fermented cool to retain flavour intensity.
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Gold - All Canadian Wine Championships 2005
Silver - All Canadian Wine Championships 2012
Silver - All Canadian Wine Championships 2011
Silver - OWFS Fall 2006
Silver - All Canadian Wine Championships 2004
Silver - OWFS Fall 2004
Judge's Choice - International Value Wine Awards 2008
Highly Recommended - OWFS Spring 2006
Bronze - Canadian Wine Awards 2012
Bronze - Canadian Wine Awards 2010
Bronze - OWFS Fall 2010
Bronze - OWFS Fall 2009
Bronze - OWFS Fall 2008
Bronze - Canadian Wine Awards 2006
Bronze - Canadian Wine Awards 2005
Bronze - OWFS Fall 2005
Bronze - Canadian Wine Awards 2004
Bronze - OWFS Spring 2003
Bronze - Canadian Wine Awards 2003
Bronze - LA County Fair 2003