EX NIHILO VINEYARDS PINOT GRIS v.2012
|APPELLATION:||Lake Country / Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley|
|COMPOSITION:||100% PINOT GRIS|
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||6.7 g/L|
The 2012 Growing season started off cool and wet, but a late-bud break ensured grapes were off to a good start. Excellent weather conditions in August and September allowed the grapes to achieve optimal ripeness and a higher yield than previous vintages. The Okanagan Valley has recieved high praise for the fruity, but well balanced whites resulting from the above average conditions of 2012.
The grapes were handpicked off both our Lake Country and Okanagan Falls vineyard sites on November 2, 2012. Fermented in stainless tanks, the 2012 Pinot Gris was cool fermented and stabilized before bottling.
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.
Consulting Winemaker: Dr. Alan Marks - Assisting Winemaker: Jay Paulson