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Roche Pinot Gris 2018

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Naramata's organic Kozier Vineyard, these gris vines slope west to catch the afternoon sun and the reflected light and warmth off Okanagan Lake. After a whole bunch of press, this was native fermented in neutral French barrels, where it remained on lees for one year with periodic b√Ętonnage. This is a richer, wider gris, now more so with some age in the bottle and some oxidation creeping in. Look for a little honeysuckle on the fading finish; baked pear, red apple glides along a waxen palate. In full development, this is ready for drinking now.Tasted: 24 March 2021Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$28.90750mlwinery direct
Producer: Roche WinesDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Pinot Gris/Pinot GrigioCSPC: 41343UPC: 626990214304