EX NIHILO VINEYARDS Pinot Noir v.2012
|APPELLATION:||Similkameen Valley / Lake Country, Okanagan Valley|
|COMPOSITION:||100% PINOT NOIR|
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||2.0 g/L|
|PRICE:||$65 Library Price|
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.
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.
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.
Consulting Winemaker: Dr. Alan Marks - Assisting Winemaker: Jay Paulson