Ok, quizzie time … what’s the difference between a red wine and a white wine (or Rose for that matter)? In the case of the Pinot Gris, and many others, the outside of the grape is red and the inside is white. So the difference is how long the crushed juice is left in contact with the skins of the grape. Skins provide color as well as depth and complexity. This wine was left in contact with the skins for 3 hours and the resulting wine is more like a rose in color. Crisp and dry on the nose. On the mid palate the wine has a nice refreshing crispness to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice lively acidity. This is a very food friendly wine. Perfect for the summer. We paired it with a BBQ sausage and it went well. I would give it an 88 or so. $17.95 at the winery.
From the Winery’s web site:
JENNIFERS PINOT GRIS 2014
All fruit for this colourful wine was hand harvested at optimum ripeness. Then the fruit wine was permitted to cold soak for twelve hours to achieve its bronze / coper hue before undergoing a gently hole berry pressing. The juice was then slowly cool-fermented for approximately two plus weeks to retain fruit intensity and enhance complexity. To ensure this wine retain its acidity and crispness, malolactic fermentation was not performed.
Delicious on its own or match with chicken, pork, spicy Asian food or succulent seafood dishes such as prawns and other shellfish.
A colourful wine of delicate copper pink hue. An elegant floral noise leads to a palate of soft flavours highlighting ripe juicy red fruits and pink grapefruit. A well-balanced fruit forward wine with refreshing acidity.