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Hillside Heritage Series Pinot Gris

Hillside Heritage Series Pinot Gris 2019

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Heritage Gris is all Naramata fruit grown at Umoya and Davies Vineyards, although some Hungarian oak seems to have given this wine a touch of Hungary on the palate. The nose is floral and full of orchard fruit with orange blossoms and vanilla for support. Winemaker Kathy Malone says the “ Vineyard blocks were chosen for tropical characters to complement the spicy, floral oak flavours of Tokay wood.” I like the wine and the twist of richness that suggests this would be a fine wine for the dinner table. Think creamy pesto dishes, most vegetarian casseroles, and a BC favourite, grilled halibut. The wine is made with free jun juice, two days skin contact, 58% Tokaj barrels, (15% new) with sur lie ageing for six months.Tasted: 30 September 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.00 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Hillside WineryDistributors: Lone Tree Cellars
Grape: Pinot Gris/Pinot GrigioCSPC: 536219UPC: 626990019176