Munson Mountain Pinot Gris 2022
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Munson Pinot Gris
October 20th, 2022
Light gold in colour. This single vineyard Pinot Gris offers aromas of nectarine and crisp Barlett pear. Bright acidity and ripe Okanagan stone fruit flavours give way to an elegant finish. The perfect food-friendly wine for light seafood dishes and mild cheeses.
The 2022 vintage arrived from a very challenging 2021 winter with an arctic outflow that lasted for almost 2 weeks. Fortunately, all of our vineyards escaped the extreme cold unscathed. The rest of the 2022 winter was seasonal with the occasional dip in temperature past -8°C. Cool early spring temperatures led to a bud burst that was 10 – 14 days later than average and a slow start to the growing season. The cool weather and above average rainfall persisted through the entire spring. By the end of June, the weather had turned around and the typical dry, hot summer weather arrived and persisted until mid-August. A couple of typical Okanagan heatwaves came our way in July. Mid-August saw two weeks of unruly summer storms during which our vineyard on Upper Bench Road suffered a 15% crop loss due to hail damage. September was beautiful with +30°C temperatures for the first two weeks and clear skies throughout. For the last two weeks of September and the entire month of October the weather was beautiful with +25°C every day making these two months perfect for ripening grapes.
100% Pinot Gris
Made from 100% Pinot Gris grapes from our Munson Mountain vineyard. The grapes were pressed and only the free run juice was kept and fermented cold to preserve the signature fruit flavours. The free run juice was inoculated with yeast cultures in order to allow complexity and mouth-feel to develop. We allowed this single vineyard Pinot Gris to complete fermentation to natural dryness.
This wine is meant to be enjoyed upon release. Drink this year for best enjoyment!