2008 Van Western Vino Gris

This wine is from the Naramata bench in BC and was given to us from a friend who brought it back with him. We don’t get a lot of BC wines here in Ontario since a number of them are made in small lots, so I enjoy the opportunity to check them out. BC’s wine industry are doing some great work with some unique results!

This one is a Pinot Gris. The wine is pale in color, mild on the nose with some citrus and sweetness coming through. On the mid pallet are some pronounced citrus and some pear maybe even some melon coming through. The description on the back of the bottle said peach but I don’t get that. The wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel leaving a clean smooth easy drinking wine which would be very food friendly. The wine is on the lighter side of medium on the finish. This wine is not available in the LCBO and is only made in small lots. I would give it an 88 or so. $18.80 at the winery. We paired it with a BBQ pork chop and enjoyed it on the deck at the cottage in Muskoka. Ah what a tough life it is indeed!

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