Pinot Gris 2015
Released: June 2016
Bouquet: Floral, honey, pineapple and citrus.
Palate: Ripe grapefruit and pineapple.
Food Pairings: Barbecued salmon, scallops in brown butter, crab cakes, garlic prawns.
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The grapes from each vineyard were fermented separately and only blended prior to bottling. Each tank was carefully monitored to ensure cool fermentation temperatures were maintained. A wide range of enzymes and yeast strains were incorporated to achieve maximum aromatics in the wine. This year, the BCV and Matheson Creek parcels of Pinot Gris fruit were left on skins for 4 hours. This process added flavour, structure and a small amount of colour to the finished wine. We added some Chardonnay to increase the acidity and both the Viognier and Gewurztraminer help to lift the aromas.
The 2015 Pinot Gris is a great expression of Okanagan Valley Pinot Gris. We have three different vineyards that grow Pinot Gris: Blasted Church, Matheson Creek, and Mountain View. Each provides different aspects, soils, fruit flavor, ripeness and were harvested at different times.
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|2015||Silver||National Wine Awards of Canada 2016|
|2015||Silver||Intervin International Wine Awards 2016|
|2014||Bronze||BC Wine Awards 2015|
|2013||Bronze||BC Wine Awards 2014|
|2012||Winner||Intervin International Wine Awards 2013|
|2012||Silver||National Wine Awards of Canada 2013|
|2011||Silver||All Canadian Wine Championships 2012|
|2011||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2012|
|2010||Gold||BC Wine Awards 2011|
|2010||Silver||All Canadian Wine Championships 2011|
|2009||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2010|
|2009||Bronze||OWFS Fall 2010|
|2008||Bronze||OWFS Fall 2009|
|2007||Judge's Choice||International Value Wine Awards 2008|
|2007||Bronze||OWFS Fall 2008|
|2005||Silver||OWFS Fall 2006|
|2005||Highly Recommended||OWFS Spring 2006|
|2005||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2006|
|2004||Gold||All Canadian Wine Championships 2005|
|2004||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2005|
|2004||Bronze||OWFS Fall 2005|
|2003||Silver||All Canadian Wine Championships 2004|
|2003||Silver||OWFS Fall 2004|
|2003||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2004|
|2002||Bronze||OWFS Spring 2003|
|2002||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2003|
|2002||Bronze||LA County Fair 2003|