EX NIHILO VINEYARDS PINOT GRIS v.2011

APPELLATION:Lake Country / Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
COMPOSITION:100% PINOT GRIS
CLONE:53
BOTTLE SIZE:750 ml.
ALCOHOL:13.2%
RESIDUAL SUGAR:5.9 g/L
ACIDITY:6.2 g/L
CASE PRODUCTION1078
CODE:346866
PRICE:SOLD OUT

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:

The spring and early summer were cool and damp resulting in bud break happening behind schedule. With the cool temperature continuing into early summer, flowering and veraison also occurred behind. Despite the conditions early in the season, with selective thinning in the vineyard and the near perfect conditions of August and September the 2011 vintage produced exceptional fruit with outstanding balance between fruit, acidity, tannins and alcohol.

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

Juicy and crisp, this wine displays notes of pineapple, citrus, mango and passion fruit. Well balanced with a delicate, lingering finish of ripe tropical fruits and spice. This easy drinking, off-dry wine is best enjoyed with fresh cheeses, grilled chicken and pork. 

WINEMAKERS:

Jim Faulkner

 

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