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The Bench Pinot Gris

Our family has farmed in the Okanagan Valley since 1908. We believe great wines begin in the vineyards and we are deeply passionate about the quality of our wines. The Bench Pinot Gris is part of our Collector Series selection. Each of these wines are grown in specific vineyard sites and crafted to the highest possible standards. They are made in very limited quantities and only available at our estate.

Tasting & Pairing

The 2015 is a delightful, dry, medium bodied, fruity white wine. It opens with aromas of white flowers, ripe pear, red apple and stone fruit flavours with hints of spice and subtle mineral notes. The palate has great fruit intensity balanced by crisp, citrusy acidity and a long finish. The restrained use of quality French oak adds weight, mouthfeel and structure to this elegant wine. We suggest pairing with fresh seafood such as scallops and halibut, linguini with clams or grilled chicken kebabs.

Winemaking

A long, dry, hot summer created ideal growing conditions in our vineyards. Our Pinot Gris is sourced 100% from a single site known as ‘The Bench’. The fruit was hand harvested and whole bunch pressed then immediately cold settled, which allowed us to capture the true aromatic and fruity nature of this grape. Most of the juice was fermented in stainless steel but approximately one third went into new and 2 year old French oak barrels to add texture and complexity to the finished wine.

Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 13.0%
Total acidity: 5.9 g/l
Residual sweetness: 0.9 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 466185
UPC code: 778856415438
Date bottled: June 2016
Case volume: 880