EX NIHILO VINEYARDS PINOT GRIS v.2010

APPELLATION:Lake Country / Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
COMPOSITION:100% PINOT GRIS
CLONE:53
BOTTLE SIZE:750 ml.
ALCOHOL:14.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR:5.8 g/L
ACIDITY:6.5 g/L
CASE PRODUCTION1065
CODE:346866
PRICE:SOLD OUT

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:

The 2010 growing season at Ex Nihilo started off cool and wet. Bud break happened a couple of weeks behind schedule, but favorable temperatures in both July and August helped the fruit catch up. Consistent sunshine in September and October gave the fruit a little extra “hang-time” and further complexity. The grapes for this wine were harvested November 12, 2010 on both our South Okanagan Vineyard and our Estate Vineyard in Lake Country.

WINEMAKING:

The grapes were hand harvested and brought into the winery for de-stemming, crushing, and gentle full extraction pressing. The juice was then cool fermented in stainless steel for two weeks. Two different yeasts were used in fermentation, with extended lees contact to give a larger mouth-fee. 

TASTING NOTES

Characteristics of juicy pineapple, pink grapefruit and passion fruit all balanced with a refreshing, crispy acidity. The palate further reveals a finish of delicate ripe tropical fruits and spice. Pairs well with fish and poultry. 

WINEMAKERS:

Jim Faulkner

 

EX NIHILO VINEYARDS 1525 CAMP RD., LAKE COUNTRY, BC V4V 1K2, PHONE: 250.766.5522