For us, making Pinot noir (in all its different forms) is truly a labour of love. All of our Pinot is produced exclusively with grapes grown by family owned and operated Hugh & Mary Vineyard. The hot summer days and cool nights make this vineyard prime Pinot growing country. The vines range from 5 to 18 years of age and are a mix of clone 667 and 115. The grapes were hand-picked on a beautiful weekend in October pressed immediately!
These grapes were pressed in our half-ton basket press just hours after being picked and tank fermented in stainless steel.The absence of skins in the fermentation process give the Pinot noir blanc a much cooler and slower fermentation and a beautiful golden hue.
Aromas of baked apple, pear, lemon and orange zest are what will draw you in but the honey, ginger, almond on the pallet is what will keep you coming back for more. This wine pairs well with mushrooms, cream based sauces, crab and avocado. Selecting a meat? Think “white” and go for chicken, pork chops or even fish and chips.
$21 | 85 CASES
2014 Pinot noir Blanc | 88 points!
Very pale and peachy-pink in colour, this pinot noir-made rose
offers cranberry, cherry, mineral, perfume and strawberry notes on the nose that take a bit of coaxing before they start to shine. It's dry and light-bodied, bringing raspberry, cherry candy, orange rind and hints of floral and honey notes on the palate. Manages both good ripeness and complexity — certainly worth a go, especially on a hot summer day. Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson – literary editor and wine columnist