EX NIHILO VINEYARDS Pinot Noir v.2013 VQA
|APPELLATION:||Lake Country, Okanagan Valley|
|COMPOSITION:||100% PINOT NOIR|
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||2.4 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 vineyard site on November 2 and 3. After whole berry fermented in stainless tanks, the 2013 Pinot Noir was then aged in 9 months in 30% new French oak Burgundy barrels with the remainder enjoying added complexity from 1 and 2 year oak.
Lovely ripe cherry aromas are sprinkled with strawberry, violets and coffee. The satain palate is well balanced with dark spice on the finish. Drink now through 2018.
Consulting Winemaker: Dr. Alan Marks - Assisting Winemaker: Jay Paulson