Chasselas-Pinot Blanc-Pinot Gris


Silver Medal – BC Wine Awards 2012 (Kelowna, BC)
Bronze Medal -Wine Access 2012 Canadian Wine Awards (Penticton, BC)


91 points – Beppi Crosariol (April 2012)
“The fruity-aromatic chasselas, 40-per-cent of the blend, hails from vines planted 37 years ago. An inspired grape mix, this white shows a luxuriously plump texture, with notes of ripe pear, banana and tropical fruit as well as a subtle musky quality. Sweet on the entry, it finishes dry and would pair beautifully with light curries or mild cheeses (but I like it plenty on its own).”

90 points – John Schreiner (April 2013)
“One bottle of this always tastes like more; fortunately, there amazing volume produced. The blend is 45% Chasselas, 30% Pinot Blanc and 25% Pinot Gris. The winery has been making this blend for some years now, because these three white varieties marry well and because the volume means there is plenty to go round. Just slightly off-dry, the wine begins with apple and citrus aromas and delivers flavours of apples, pears and peaches.” 

90 points – John Schreiner (May 2012)
“The wine begins with an appealing aroma of tropical fruits and flowers, leading on to tangy flavours of pink grapefruit and lime. There is a slight touch of residual sugar balancing the acidity and adding weight on the palate. This is a delicious summertime white wine.”

5 stars – Daenna Van Mulligen (June 2012)
“This fun blend is unique to Quails’ Gate and it has the stamp of summer sipper all over it. It’s very floral wine – expect honeysuckle and citrus blossoms, grapefruit and cold cream – a fruit-cup and tangerine scented concoction. The palate is brimming with sweet and juicy fruit and citrus peel flavours and creamy pears linger across the finish. The acidity is a welcome snap on the finish to clear it all up. Sip solo or pair with curried pasta salad, spicy salad wraps or chill-spiked Spot Prawns. “