Archive Pinot Noir 2016

Archive Pinot Noir 2016



Every year we source Pinot Noir grapes from vineyards throughout the Central Okanagan. Each lot of wine is fermented and stored in separate barrels until we assess it for quality after six months of aging. A blend of the best lots is determined based on fruit ripeness, tannin structure, acidity and complexity. We then age the premium blend in 500L French oak puncheons for an additional six months. Archive Pinot Noir showcases the best of the vintage and provides a record of a wonderful grape grown in a beautiful place.

Tasting Notes
A full-bodied example of Pinot Noir showing dark cherry, raspberry, hints of spice, rose petal and subtle, well-integrated oak components. On the palate it is silky, yet it has the structure and flavor to be paired with rich dishes such as duck confit or an earthy mushroom risotto.

Awards & Reviews
Gold - 2019 National Wine Awards of Canada
Gold - 2018 Lieutenant Governor Wine Awards
Best Pinot Noir - 2019 Spring Okanagan Wine Festival Awards
92 Points - ”Textbook warm climate Pinot, with a pretty floral and cherry nose, backed with oak. Palate is full of pure cherry flavours, with good body and a smooth finish. Pan seared duck would work well with this.” - Review by Craig Pinhey, WineAlign July 2019

Technical Details
Appellation: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Region: Central Okanagan
Vineyards: Ritchie and Beaumont
Aging: 12 months in French oak barriques and puncheons (30% new)
Perceived Sweetness: dry
Cases Produced: 535

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