HARVEST NOTES

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!

winemaker's NOTES

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.

tasting NOTES

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.

LAB REPORT

PH 3.6
TA 5.7
RS 8.3
ALCOHOL 13%


$21 | 124 CASES


AWARDS

Northwest Wine Summit
Silver Medal

 

TOASTS


Kurtis Kolt - Georgia Straight
"A red grape that’s vinified white. So is it a white wine or rosé? It doesn’t matter! What does matter is this wine totally blows me away."
"I’m thinking this wine will become a cult favourite and sommelier darling. It certainly deserves to."

89 points from David Lawrason
"Making very pale rose/blanc wines from pinot noir is a style emerging globally, especially in northern areas like Germany. So it's a natural here in Canada as well. This is very pale peach colour. It has a vague but intriguing nose of cherry, onion skin and bready notes - not unlike some Champagnes. It's light to mid-weight, elegant and fresh with very good length. A subtle wine. Tasted June 2016"

88 Points from Wine Align

90 Points from Nathalie McClean (Matt Steeves)
"Summer in a bottle! Niche Wine Co.'s Pinot Noir Blanc is a unique and delicious twist on a patio-favourite wine!".
"Richly flavoured and very refreshing, it's perfectly suited for a wide array of patio-foods, including charcuterie, sweet chili BBQ'd wings or shrimp kebabs, fresh and tangy summer salads, and is terrific on its own."

90 Points from Matt Steeves - CTV News Ontario
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