EX NIHILO VINEYARDS PINOT GRIS v.2013 VQA
|APPELLATION:||Lake Country / Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley|
|COMPOSITION:||100% PINOT GRIS|
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||8.1 g/L|
The 2013 Growing season was a blessing after a string of cooler vintages in the previous 3 years. Above average temperatures in July and August lead to a sunny Indian Summer in September. Careful green harvesting allowed the grapes to achieve optimal ripeness and a higher yield than previous vintages. The Okanagan Valley has not seen this ideal of a growing season since the acclaimed 2007 vintage. We are excited about the ripe, fruit forward wines of our 2013 vintage that show excellent aging potential.
The grapes were handpicked off both our Lake Country and Okanagan Falls vineyard sites on November 1, 2012. Fermented in stainless tanks, the 2013 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