Pinot Noir

  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008

Wine Style

Pinot Noir is our flagship product. The volcanic slopes at this Quails’ Gate vineyard site are ideally suited to this varietal. Made to be elegant with grace and finesse, this wine is made for wine lovers who desire a sophisticated style of Pinot Noir. As one of Canada’s leading producers of Pinot Noir, we ensure that our wines exhibit rich, complex fruit flavours, reminiscent of classic Burgundy wines, while showcasing the added elegance of New World wine making techniques.

Tasting & Pairing

On the nose, one gets hints of blackberries and raspberry jam with flavours of fresh tobacco. This lovely Pinot Noir opens subtlety and is fruit-forward with the essence of light oak, spice and cloves. Light and elegant, this wine is perfect any time of year and pairs well with a variety of dishes such as BBQ salmon, roast chicken or wild mushroom risotto.

Winemaking

2012 was an excellent cool climate year in which our vines on the Mount Boucherie bench thrived. The majority of the vines are over 20 years old, with deep roots penetrating the complex, freely draining soils. Harvested in early October, the grapes were cooled and allowed to soak on skins for a week before fermentation was initiated by warming the vats. After nearly a month on the skins, the wine was gently pressed and aged exclusively in French oak barrels for 10 months before racking and blending. Cellaring of 5-7 years will allow this wine to further develop underlying characteristics and a suppleness sure to impress Pinot aficionados.

Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 13.9% Total acidity: 6.1 g/l Residual sweetness: 2.2 g/l Sweetness code: 0 SKU code: 585760 UPC code: 778856112207 Date bottled: December 2013 Case volume: 7000

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Wine Style

Pinot Noir is our flagship product. The volcanic slopes at this Quails’ Gate vineyard site are ideally suited to this varietal. Made to be elegant with grace and finesse, this wine is made for wine lovers who desire a sophisticated style of Pinot Noir. As one of Canada’s leading producers of Pinot Noir, we ensure that our wines exhibit rich, complex fruit flavours, reminiscent of classic Burgundy wines, while showcasing the added elegance of New World wine making techniques.

Tasting & Pairing

On first impression, the fragrance of this supple, silken-textured Pinot Noir is dominated by intensely bright, ripe, red fruits. As the wine unfolds, musky floral aromas evoke images of dark, velvety, blood-red roses. Firm but very fine tannins allow the wine to showcase gorgeous primary fruit with subtle layers of spice and truffle. Pair this wine with butter herb crusted chicken, roasted lamb, savory slow cooked game, or side dishes with an earthy or nutty character.

Winemaking

2011 was an excellent cool climate year in which our vines on the Mount Boucherie bench thrived. The majority of the vines are over 20 years old, with deep roots penetrating the complex, freely draining soils. Harvested in early October, the grapes were cooled and allowed to soak on skins for a week before wild yeast fermentation was initiated by warming the vats. After nearly a month on the skins, the wine was gently pressed and aged exclusively in French oak barrels for 10 months before racking and blending. Cellaring of 5-7 years will allow this wine to further develop underlying characteristics and a suppleness sure to impress Pinot aficionados.

Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14%, Total acidity: 5.4 g/l, Residual sweetness: 2 g/l, Sweetness code: 0, SKU code: 585760, UPC code: 778856111200, Date bottled: December 2012, Case volume: 7000

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Wine Style

Pinot Noir is our flagship product. The volcanic slopes at this Quails’ Gate vineyard site are ideally suited to this varietal. Made to be elegant with grace and finesse, this wine is made for wine lovers who desire a sophisticated style of Pinot Noir. As one of Canada’s leading producers of Pinot Noir, we ensure that our wines exhibit rich, complex fruit flavours, reminiscent of classic Burgundy wines, while showcasing the added elegance of New World wine making techniques.

Tasting & Pairing

This Pinot Noir is wonderfully fragrant with notes of sour cherry, red fruit and exotic spice. On the palate dark chocolate and cocoa notes mingle with hints of leather and sweet tobacco. Silky and satiny in texture, this is a supple wine with a full, flavorful lingering finish. Try pairing with Cornish game hen and beet salad with walnuts and goat cheese.

Winemaking

This fresh, fruit forward Pinot Noir is crafted to provide early drinkability and freshness. The winemaking process was true to house style with extended skin contact at fermentation, following an intensive hands on viticulture regime. This wine was barrel aged entirely in (20% new, 80% 1- 3 year old) French Oak barrels. It may be enjoyed now, or will develop gracefully with careful cellaring of 3-5 years.

Technical Notes

Alc by volume: 13.5% Total acidity: 6.7 g/l Residual sweetness: 2.7 g/l Sweetness code: 0 SKU code: 585760 UPC code: 778856510201 Date bottled: December 2011 Case volume: 9000

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Wine Style

Our Pinot Noir is our flagship product. We believe the site at the Quails’ Gate Mt. Boucherie is ideally suited to this variety. Made to be elegant with grace and finesse, this wine is made for wine lovers who desire a sophisticated style of Pinot Noir.  As one of Canada’s leading producers of Pinot Noir, we ensure that our wines exhibit rich complex fruit flavours that are reminiscent of classic Burgundy wines while showcasing the added elegance of New World wine making techniques.

Tasting & Pairing

This finely crafted Pinot Noir exhibits enticing perfume aromas that pleasure both the nose and palate with roses, strawberries and raspberries mingled with dark plummy notes amongst the red fruits. The palate is under laid by very fine, firm, yet supple tannins with a note of savory complexity that builds through to a persistent finish. This great vintage will age well into 2018. Pair it with roasted lamb sirloin and braised shoulder, saffron pearl couscous, black olive sauce and pomegranate reduction. As always, grilled West Coast salmon or fresh rosemary crusted lamb are the traditional parings.

Winemaking

Our handcrafted, fresh fruit forward Pinot Noir is sourced entirely from our estate vineyards on the slopes of Mt. Boucherie. The soils of volcanic rock and ash help develop the unique and rare style for which Quails’ Gate is known.  The 2009 growing season was one of the hottest years on record in the Okanagan.  This provided an early pick date helping preserve the grape’s natural acidity. The palate is underlaid by very fine, firm, yet supple tannins with a note of savory complexity that builds through to a persistent finish.

Technical Notes

Varietal Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Alc. By Vol: 14.0% Total Acidity: 6.1 g/l Residual Sweetness: 3 g/l Sweetness Code: 0 SKU Code: 585760 UPC Code: 778856109207 Date Bottled: December 2010 Case Volume: 7000 cases

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Wine Style

Our Pinot Noir is our flagship product. We believe the site at the Quails’ Gate estate is ideally suited to this variety. Made to be elegant with grace and finesse, this wine is made for wine lovers who desire a sophisticated style of Pinot Noir.  As one of Canada’s leading producers of Pinot Noir, we ensure that our wines exhibit rich complex fruit flavours that are reminiscent of classic Burgundy wines while showcasing the added elegance of New World wine making techniques.

Tasting & Pairing

The supple and steadily balanced cherry flavour runs on layers of fine tannins, finishing long and fresh. This wine exhibits super bright fruit aromas of pure cherry, strawberry and raspberry, with plummy notes and a gravelly mineral complexity. It will benefit from cellaring for at least 3 years and on to 2016. Tempt your taste buds and pair this wine with west coast barbeque salmon or asparagus and mushroom risotto. Pinot noir is a classic with grilled Lamb and fresh rosemary.

Winemaking

Harvested in October the 2008 Pinot Noir demonstrates the classic style of Quails’ Gate. This fresh fruit forward Pinot Noir went through extended maceration where it stayed in contact with its skins for about 20 days. The wine is barrel aged entirely in French oak for up to 11 months.

Technical Notes

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir Alc. By Vol: 14.0% Total Acidity: 6.9 g/l Residual Sweetness: 2 g/l Sweetness: (0) UPC: 778856108200 Date Bottled: Dec. 2009 Case Volume: 7424 cases

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