EX NIHILO VINEYARDS Pinot Noir v.2012

APPELLATION:Similkameen Valley / Lake Country, Okanagan Valley
COMPOSITION:100% PINOT NOIR
CLONE:115
BOTTLE SIZE:750 ml.
ALCOHOL:13.4%
RESIDUAL SUGAR:2.0 g/L 
ACIDITY:5.18 g/L
CASE PRODUCTION:504
CODE:202820
PRICE:$65 Library Price

 

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:

The 2012 growing season started off cool and wet, with a late bud-break to ensured grapes were off to a good start with no damage. Excellent weather conditions in August and September allowed grapes to achieve optimal ripness and a higher yield than previous vintages. Noted as a great year for Pinot Noir, allowing the vines to hang late into the fall resulted in wines of depth and complexity. 

WINEMAKING:

The grapes were handpicked off both our Lake Country and Similkameen Valley vineyard sites on November 1 and 2. Fermented in stainless tanks, the 2012 Pinot Noir was then aged in 9 months in 100% French oak Burgundy barrels. 

TASTING NOTES

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 2017.

WINEMAKERS:

Consulting Winemaker: Dr. Alan Marks - Assisting Winemaker: Jay Paulson

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