EX NIHILO VINEYARDS Pinot Noir v.2010
|APPELLATION:||Lake Country / Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley|
|COMPOSITION:||100% PINOT NOIR|
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||1.4 g/L|
The 2010 growing season at Ex Nihilo started off cool and wet. But break was a couple of weeks behind schedule, but favorable temperatures in both July and August helped the fruit catch up. Consisten sunshine in September and October gave the fruit a little extra hang-time and further complexity.
The grapes were hand-picked off our Okanagan Falls vineyard site in early October and our Lake Country vineyard site in early November. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, the 2010 Pinot Noir was then aged for 10 months in 100% French oak Burgundy barrels.
A seductive Pinot Noir showing notes of dried cherries, plums and ripe strawberries. Complexities of star anise, allspice and black tea balance out the wine and give a smooth, lingering finish. Subtle use of oak envelopes the wine and gives a richness that will satisfy all of the Burgundy lovers of the world. This elegant wine is approachable now and it's structure will show beautifully through 2016.