Munson Mountain Pinot Gris 2017
Wine Club Price $17.14
Pale lemon in colour, our single vineyard Pinot Gris tempts the nose with nuances of lime zest, nectarines and spiced baked apples. Alluring flavours of Meyer lemon and ripe apples punctuate a balanced, luscious mouthfeel. This wine’s delicate yet tantalizing palate pairs beautifully with summer salads and soft cheeses.
A cold Canadian winter, unusually wet spring, and dry summer yielded wines with excellent balance and distinct varietal flavours. Crops were lighter than normal, but the vintage will be remembered for unprecedented flood and drought conditions; and a persistent haze from nearby forest fires. While not directly affecting our grape-growing areas, the haze blanketed the sun coverage, preventing the customary heat spikes and positively impacted the growing season by slowing down the grape ripening periods and flavour development. Ripening was assisted by the rigorous leaf plucking and bunch thinning of our dogged, never-say-die vineyard crew. Ultimately, slightly lower yields and phenomenal fruit quality delivered an excellent 2017 vintage, characterized by high flavour concentration, moderate alcohol, balanced tannins, complexity and natural acidity.
100% Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris grapes were hand harvested on October 10th 2017 from our Munson Mountain home vineyard at 24.4° Brix. The grapes were destemmed, crushed, cold-soaked overnight, and then pressed the following day. After two days of settling, the clean must was then racked and inoculated. We allowed the Pinot Gris to complete fermentation to natural dryness. Our Munson Mountain Pinot Gris is a tasty and wonderfully food-friendly wine.
This wine is meant to be enjoyed upon release. Drink this year for best enjoyment!