Late Harvest Pinot Gris 2010
VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE
10 years ago, we selected Pinot Gris berries that were affected by botrytis to make this wine. The noble rot intensifies and contributes a honeyed character to a full bodied wine. This wine is not sweet but rich and long on the palate.
Best with dried fruit, roasted nuts and mature cheese.
"What a great opportunity to see what 10 years of bottle aging does to a wine. This Gris was partially botrytis affected, a tricky venture in the vineyard that can add complexity, intensity and a honeyed character to still or late harvest wines. The nose on this gem is thrilling with notes of compoted apricot, wild honey, lanoline, cantaloupe and candied tropical fruits. It has wonderful texture, almost oily in the mouth with notes of beeswax, honeycomb, concentrated tropical fruits, ginger spice and ripe apricot that’s sweet but tempered by a firm acidic backbone. It has a luxurious feel on the finish and just starting to show wonderful tertiary flavours. Can cellar even longer to entice added layers of flavour. 93 points"
Rick VanSickle, Wines in Niagara