2017 Vivace Pinot Grigio

Winemaker's Notes

We celebrate the fact that we make wine in a region where vintage variations play an important role. Typical growing seasons are a nightmare for commercial wineries interested in making consistent but boring wines. For us, however, it defines our interest in wine. We look forward to seeing what Mother Nature gives us to work with each year. It is the effects of each vintage on the finished wine that urges us to start verticals of our favourite wines then follow their evolution and discuss their merits at tastings with friends.

Our 2017 Pinot Grigio hails from a classic growing season. Careful canopy management, early picking and selection from cooler micro climates has given us a wine with very low alcohol % and one that is lively and chiseled. Vivace greets you on the nose with a very expressive note of bergamot rind, desert vegetation (sage) and lime juice. The palate is packed with fruit a melange of citrus fruit before it finishes with tart apple and zest notes. The long finish carries on way beyond what many come to expect from this humble but noble grape variety. Vivace is grigio on steroids.

Please note prices do not include applicable taxes or bottle deposit (PST 10% and GST 5%)

Pairings

Fresh coastal BC and Washington oysters are a no brainer. Salish Mussels steamed in a light white wine, lemon grass and ginger broth is also one of our favorite pairings

has a lovely touch of river-rock briney character meeting fresh, crisp citrus and sage…

Kurtis Kolt  |  Georgia Straight  |  Tasted: June 2018

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