EX NIHILO VINEYARDS PINOT GRIS v.2010
|APPELLATION:||Lake Country / Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley|
|COMPOSITION:||100% PINOT GRIS|
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||5.8 g/L|
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.
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.
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.