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Rocky Creek Pinot Gris 2017

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaRocky Creek is part of a small group of BC producers exploring orange wines, aka white wines that get extended skin contact. In the case of this pinot gris, the number is 16 hours which immediately gives the wine its peachy orange hue, and hence the orange wine reference. It also adds considerable mouthfeel and weight to the wine. Once removed from the skins, the wine fermented in stainless steel, where it remained until the spring. The wine has plenty of chops, a lot of fruity aspects and some funky undertones that seem to be the major attraction for a sub-set of bored white wine drinkers. It’s an interesting look at pinot gris that ironically is turning heads for its purity of style and elegance on Vancouver Island. This is the polar opposite of that version. To each his own.Tasted: 16 July 2018Tasted by: Prices:
BC$20.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Rocky Creek WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Pinot Gris/Pinot GrigioCSPC: 384784UPC: 00626990045076