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This is a medium-bodied, balanced white that takes the best qualities of crisp BC Pinot Gris and adds a more oily, rich, complex and minerality-driven style that would expect from Alsacian bottlings of the varietal. This is a must-try for white wine lovers!
Part of Clos du Soliel's WInemaker's Series, this Pinot Gris comes from the winery's Whispered Secret Vineyard. The vineyard is located on the south side of the Similkameen Valley and maintains a cooler temperature overall versus other vineyards. Because of this, the Pinot Gris vines enjoy a slightly longer growing season while still maintaining the acidity needed. 527 cases of this wine were produced, with only 25 cases coming to Alberta - exclusively to KWM!
Winery Tasting Note (2020 Vintage)
Nose: A rich, ripe expression of Pinot Gris, on the nose this wine presents the taster with aromas of ripe nectarine skin, fresh pear juice and lemon zest.
Palate: On the palate the wine is dense with flavours of ripe nectarine, peach, pear and crisp apple, with a streak of stony minerality. It has a finegrained texture in the mouth, leading into a long, juicy finish of stone-fruit flavours complemented with zingy citrus acidity.
Winery Pairing Suggestions
The firm structure but concentration of ripe fruit flavours means this wine is easy to enjoy by itself, but is equally an excellent food wine: summer salads, chicken with poached pears, or glazed pork would all be excellent pairings.