EX NIHILO VINEYARDS PINOT GRIS v.2011
|APPELLATION:||Lake Country / Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley|
|COMPOSITION:||100% PINOT GRIS|
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||5.9 g/L|
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.
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.
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.