The season started later than normal with delayed bud burst and precipitation continuing into late spring. Warmer temperatures arrived and our viticulture team performed careful vineyard management ensuring ideal conditions for the grapes. A reduction of yields, canopy thinning and excellent weather followed in August and September which helped grapes to ripen fully. Harvest began on September 26th and ended on November 12th followed by our Icewine harvest on January 18th in Naramata. Initial tastings have revealed gorgeous wines with delightful fruit profiles, lower sugars and balanced acidity.
Our 2008 unoaked Pinot Grigio displays a bouquet rich tropical fruit. Nuances of ripe apricot and papaya linger for a rich clean finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Delicious and fruit-forward. This white is ideal for creamy pastas, baked foccacia, and dishes that are lightly spiced – oregano, basil, and rosemary pairings showcase the character of the wine.
|100% Pinot Grigio|
|12.0% Alc. | R.S. 5.1 g/l | T.A. 5.9 g/l | 750 mL|
|Vineyards:||Oliver, Naramata, Kelowna & Osoyoos|