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Blue Mountain Pinot Gris 2019

Canada, British Columbia
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Blue Mountain Pinot Gris 2019
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Vintage 2019
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Gris
¥4,070
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Vintage 2019
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Gris
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code B010W00219
UPC 626452201194
Inventory In Stock (120)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The 2019 Pinot Gris has a citrus, mandarin orange, blossom nose with rich, dense orange and lemon flavours across the palate with notes of citrus, apple and spice on the finish. The structure of the wine will allow it to age beautifully for 4-6 years.

Pairing

Apricot glazed ham.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2028

Press
90WineAlign
David Lawrason.  This is a slimmer, almost juicy style of pinot gris from old vines that are delivering excellent length. The oak seems to a bit more obvious than in previous years with a distant wood smoke ambiance along with spice, peach and something mindful of fennel. I like the flavours but was somewhat surprised. It is mid-weight, slightly warm, creamy yet tart-edged and mineral with excellent length
90Gismondionwine
The Estate Cuvée may not get the same time in bottle as the Reserve Pinot Gris, released a few months ago, but it fits the style. This is more fruit driven than the Reserve, combining subtle floral aromatics with juicy Okanagan orchard fruit. It's still textural and precise, which is a defining thread across all of Blue Mountain's white wines, but it tastes like you're hopping from fruit stand to fruit stand as you drive down Highway 97. Whether at the beach or on a patio, this should be one of your go-to Okanagan pinot gris, especially at this price.
Production

Appellation

Okanagan Valley

Viticulture

  • HARVEST DATE: September 6th - 7th, 2019
  • CLONAL SELECTION: A blend of two French clones
  • VINE AGE: 33 year old vines
  • Manual thinning was practiced in the vineyard to reduce the crop yield and produce a more concentrated and higher quality grape.

Vinification

  • Grapes were whole-cluster pressed, to ensure the purity of the juice and maintain the high quality produced in the vineyard.
  • 100% went through native yeast fermentation. Native yeast is present in the vineyard and cellar and allows for a stronger expression of terrior.
  • Wines were fermented in 20% stainless steel, 30% foudre/45.6 hL Oak Cask, 23% 1st - 4th fill French oak barrels, and 27% 500L oak barrels.
  • Ageing saw the same proportions of barrelled wine spend 5 months sur-lie. Wine in the tank was racked and left after fermentation.
  • The wine in tank and barrel were blended and bottled in April 2020.
Producer

Producer Description

Blue Mountain is the wild and respected territory of which the Mavety family are blessed to be the guardians. As a family business with a strong connection to the South Okanagan site, the goal of Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is to realize the potential of the individual sites of the land in which the grapes are grown. Overlooking and tending, the Mavety’s life work is an ongoing process of creating something simple yet powerful, to be expressed in the glass and enjoyed.

The philosophy of Blue Mountain is to focus on the potential of each variety, continually improving its range across Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and Traditionnelle Methode sparkling wine.

Blue Mountain’s strong focus on viticulture across the site allows for an increased representation of individual terroir when the grapes reach the winery.

A deliberate refinement of the winemaking process has allowed Blue Mountain to more clearly capture the identity of each of the vineyard blocks. Through these unifying processes, Blue Mountain allows for a reflection of the land and the fruits of its labour.

Careful vinification prevents over-handling through the strategy to continually evolve the entire process – from the growing practices in the vineyard, to handling of the fruit and sorting, to minimal extraction, ageing, and racking. By focusing on the bigger picture, Blue Mountain strives to reveal precise, focused wines that are terroir-driven, regardless of whether they are a blend reflecting different sites, or a single vineyard wine.

For Blue Mountain, as the vineyards age, and new vineyards are established, the cycle of growth as a business and a range continues. The process is truly an ever-evolving reality, representative of the Estate, and bringing precision and focus to its continued evolution.

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