A first for us here at Desert Hills, We took the Pinot Gris from our estate Three Boys Vineyard and combined it with some Gewurztraminer from our Sage Brush Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench. The fruit was pressed and transferred to 2nd Fill French Oak barrels for fermentation.
A delicate, beautiful wine with flavours of bruised apple, orchard fruit, honeyed cantaloupe and spice that linger on the finish complimented by balanced acidity and a touch of natural sweetness.
Located on Black Sage road our Three Boys vineyards is planted to clone 52 while our Aitken vineyard located 18km further north on Tucelnuit drive is planted to clone 53. Both are grown on a Vertical Shoot Positioning trellis system and are farmed sustainably.
Whole cluster pressed to yield the highest quality and purist of juice both of these wines were settled overnight at cool temperatures prior to being racked and fermented. Fermented separately in stainless steel tanks using a combination of indigenous and cultured yeast strains the wines rested of light lees with judicious stirring for 3 months prior to bottling.