EX NIHILO VINEYARDS PINOT GRIS v.2008
|APPELLATION:||Lake Country / Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley|
|COMPOSITION:||100% PINOT GRIS|
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||8.2 g/L|
The 2008 growing season at Ex Nihilo began with a much cooler spring which led to a later than usual bud break. Summer temperatures were also a little lower than average resulting in a later ripening that was fully achieved thanks to hotter weather in August that continued into September.
On October 19th were hand harvested, a small portion of the Pinot Gris grapes underwent a gentle press with the remainder undergoing a whole-cluster press for maximum fruit extraction. The juice was then cool fermented in stainless steel for two weeks.
An elegant, full-bodied Pinot Gris with aromas of pink grapefruit, tropical mango and papaya. The palate further reveals the complexity with flavours of peach, pear and delicate spice.
Rob Thielicke, David Fredricks, Dr. Alan Marks