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Haywire Pinot Gris Switchback Vineyard
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16¼/20

Haywire Pinot Gris Switchback Vineyard 2018

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Okanagan Crush Pad’s certified organic Switchback Vineyard, this was wild fermented and aged in concrete tanks for 10 months on its gross lees. There’s a golden hue to the fruit here, alongside honeycomb and a bready note from the lees. It’s more evolved than you’d typically expect for a young Okanagan pinot gris, but that seems true to the winemaking approach. It’s confidently understated and more about texture than a fruit salad. Medium-full bodied, it’s dry and well balanced with crisp acidity that drives the finish. Don't overchill, and give this some time to develop in the glass.Tasted: 30 May 2020Tasted by: Geoffrey MossPrices: BC 26.90 winery online, grocery, VQA and select private retailers Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: Pinot Gris/Pinot GrigioCSPC: 629444UPC: 00626990161783