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Poplar Grove Winery

Pinot Gris 2015

Pinot Gris 2015
Wine Club Price $15.57
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SKU: PG 15

Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
White gold honey in colour with vibrant aromas of white peaches and apricots. The first sip brings flavours of sun-ripened nectarines & ripe pears. The finish lingers with Granny Smith apples and freshly picked apricots. Balanced acidity and refreshing minerality arrive on the finish. Poplar Grove Pinot Gris is simply the best of the Okanagan Summer in a glass.
San Fran Wine Competition - Gold; International Wine and Spirit Competition - Bronze; Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze; All Canadian Wine Championships - Bronze
Vineyard Notes
2015 was another fantastic year for Viticulture in the Okanagan. Winter ended early giving the grapes a head start and a longer growing season than expected. Spring had hotter than average temperatures, reminiscent of the record-breaking 1998 season. This translated into our first bud break happening at the beginning of April. Summer was a hot one! June saw record breaking temperatures, about 30% hotter than the 1998 season. With these temperatures, the vineyard team gave priority to controlling vine vigour and closely monitoring and managing soil moisture levels. The jump start in June put the grapes about 3 weeks ahead of schedule in terms of growth. We started our harvest with Chardonnay in mid-August! The last week of August brought the first major hurdle for 2015: heavy smoke hung in the Okanagan Valley due to large forest fires burning in the South (most dramatically in Oliver/Osoyoos). Smoke cooled the valley and slowed growth due to photosynthetic debilitation, giving the grapes the opportunity to slow sugar production and develop flavour characteristics and tannin. Safe and sound: there was no smoke taint detected in any of the berries. The remaining fruit was harvested by mid-October. In summary, 2015 was one of the best harvests on record: long and hot with just a touch of Summer rain on the finish.
Winemaker Notes
Our Pinot Gris is made from 100% estate grown fruit, 96% from our Naramata Bench location and 4% from our Osoyoos vineyard. The fruit was pressed after three hours of skin contact to extract additional aromatics and fermented cold to preserve the signature fruit flavours. The various parcels of juice were inoculated with four different yeast cultures in order to allow complexity and mouth-feel to develop without over manipulation. The final Pinot Gris blend was created to bring the most balanced profile of acidity, aromatics, and natural sweetness on the palate.
Other Notes
This wine is meant to be enjoyed upon release, drink before 2018

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Pinot Gris
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
September 13th - September 29th, 2015
2.1 g/l
5.7 g/l
Bottling Date
Jan 2016