2019 Pinot Gris Select
Appellation: Niagara Peninsula
R.S.: <2 g/L
T.A.: 5.6 g/L
SOURCE Lincoln Lakeshore
HARVEST October 4, 2019
FERMENTATION Ambient fermentation for 4 months
WINEMAKER’S NOTES We used carbonic maceration for 7 days in stainless tanks and then pressed the grapes into one of our 2000L concrete diamonds, a 1500L clay pot and a 500L clay pot where it finished fermenting. The 2000L that was in the diamond was left there after fermentation and aged for an additional 7 months. The 2000L from the clay pots was transferred to two 1000L 8th fill French Oak vats and aged for 7 months as well.
SOMMELIER’S NOTES The nose is earthier and more pronounced than it’s softer sibling, the white label Pinot Gris from the same vintage. White button mushrooms and beeswax with lemon peel and a hint of honey. The palate is richer and riper, showing orange flesh, persimmon and cranberry. This is a more serious example that would do well with food, niçoise salad comes to mind.