Solstice Pinot Gris 2015
Solstice Pinot Gris is made from the oldest vines grown in the Suncrest Vineyard in Okanagan Centre. The vineyard's proximity to Okanagan Lake provides a moderating effect on the temperature and extends the growing season, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and gain complexity. The wine was fermented and aged in acacia wood and neutral French oak puncheons. Partial malo-lactic fermentation and lees stirring were used to naturally enhance texture and extract.
A nuanced, dry wine featuring floral, apple, pear and vanilla flavours. The natural acidity and mineral-like extract of the old vines is balanced by the creaminess and richness imparted by the wood and lees aging. It is a complex, dry wine that is best enjoyed with dinner.
Food Pairing Suggestions
Creamy pasta dishes with chicken or salmon, potato gratin with caramelized onions and roasted vegetables. Pairs well with soft and semi-hard cheeses.
Silver - 2016 Mondial des Pinots, Switzerland
BC VQA Okanagan Valley, Suncrest Vineyard
Aging: 3 months in French oak and acacia puncheons + 3 months in stainless steel
Wine pH: 3.60
Wine Acidity: 5.9 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.3 g/l
Cases Produced: 195
Product Code: 626990155218