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Meyer Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Canada, British Columbia
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The style is fleshy with a distinct, barnyard, earthy undercurrent that equalizes the black cherry and absorbs some of the spice and acidity. Ready to drink and would be a hit with duck pizza.

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Meyer Family Vineyards
Vintage 2021
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
¥4,950  (incl. tax)

The style is fleshy with a distinct, barnyard, earthy undercurrent that equalizes the black cherry and absorbs some of the spice and acidity. Ready to drink and would be a hit with duck pizza.

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Meyer Family Vineyards
Vintage 2021
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code B019R00321
UPC 808755007171
Inventory Coming soon (6)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Wild red berries, leather and tealeaf, botanical, fine spice and rainforest floor aromas. Earthy with good levity, it is an elegant and focused wine trailing fine spice and cocoa on the finish.

Pairing

Duck pizza, chicken, pasta dishes, and salmon all work here.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2028

Press
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The '21 Meyer Pinot is a mix of three Okanagan Vineyards: Teasdale Road in Southeast Kelowna, Fat Coyote on the Naramata Bench, and Lakehill Road in Kaleden. The destemmed fruit is partially native fermented over four weeks before ageing eight months in older French barrels and puncheons, meant to expand and grow the wine without any oak influence. The style is fleshy with a distinct, barnyard, earthy undercurrent that equalizes the black cherry and absorbs some of the spice and acidity. Ready to drink and would be a hit with duck pizza.
Production

Appellation

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Vintage Notes

The 2021 vintage began with typical spring temperatures but with lower-than-normal precipitation, budburst began in early May. Starting in June we saw the beginning of forest fires in the valley as well as smoke from northern California and Oregon. Then came the heat dome with temperatures reaching 48 degrees Celsius some days and continued for roughly a week to 10 days. Those extreme temperatures reduced yields significantly in our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blocks. Once the temperatures returned to seasonal averages in August, we had exceptional weather stretching into September and finishing with a typical October fall. We began harvest our Chardonnay on September 12th. Due to the reduced yields the 2021 vintage could be one of the most flavourful in recent memory.

Viticulture

Throughout the Okanagan Valley, the cold snap in February led to winter bud damage and a poor budburst in the spring, especially in our chardonnay and gewurztraminer blocks which were down roughly 50% in yields. On the positive side, there was no smoke from wildfires and an excellent dry warm summer prevailed. The growing season finished with a cooler wetter September then we normally have in the valley. The white varieties, which we pick earlier than most producers, were harvested not too far off normal picking dates with little to no bunch rot, but like the 2 previous vintages; the pinot noir had to hang much longer than normal to achieve our harvest flavour and tannin goals. due to excellent fruit and canopy management we had very little bunch rot in the pinot noir blocks.

Vinification

At the winery the fruit was gently de-stemmed via gravity into small open top fermenters and allowed to cold soak. After cold soaking, an indigenous ferment began lasting 18-28 days peaking at 30C; gentle hand plunging of the must was done throughout. After a post maceration period the wine was gently pressed and then spent eight months in 100% older seasoned French oak barrels and Puncheons.

Region: Naramata Bench, South East Kelowna, Kaleden

Residual Sugar: .9 g/l

pH: 3.64

Acidity: 6.8 g/L

Producer

Producer Description

In traditional French Burgundian style we focus on small case lots of varietals best suited and expressive of their unique place of origin with an emphasis on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We produce about 8,000 cases and strive to produce the finest wines possible. Our wines are hand harvested and hand crafted and we take great pride in each bottle of wine with great attention to detail. We hope that you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy making them!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

To produce the finest quality wines in the traditions of burgundy, we believe the wines are not made but grown. Each wine reflects the single vineyard of its origin, the soil, the meso-climate, the aspect and the people that hand tend the vines. Hand-harvested and hand-crafted, with great attention to detail and minimal winemaking intervention we take pride in each bottle of wine. Meyer Family Vineyards wines are produced from two main vineyards, the 1.62-hectare “Old Main Road” vineyard on the Naramata Bench and the 6.9-hectare “McLean Creek Road” vineyard in Okanagan Falls. We also work with passionate quality-minded growers in Kaleden and the East Kelowna area to round out our portfolio of terroir-driven wines.

Winemaker Chris Carson brings a wealth of global experience to Meyer Family Vineyards. His philosophy is to care for the grape on the vine and maintain as much as possible a hands-off approach in the cellar to allow the true expression of the terroir.

OUR VINEYARDS

At Meyer Family Vineyards, we follow time tested philosophies, strategies and techniques to produce the finest quality wines. Each wine reflects the single vineyard of it’s origin, the soil, the climate, the slope.

McLean Creek Road Vineyard Okanagan Falls, British Columbia

This is our home vineyard where our tasting room & wine lounge are located. The vineyard was originally planted in 1994. It has a predominantly steep southerly aspect with the soil comprised of alluvial and glacial deposits making up a mix of gravel and sandy loams.

Varietals grown:

Chardonnay – 3.5 acres planted
Pinot Noir – 11 acres planted 
Gewurztraminer – 1.5 acres planted

Old Main Road Vineyard Naramata Bench, British Columbia

This vineyard is located on a terrace that has a gentle northerly aspect with the soil comprised of alluvial deposits making up a silt loam overlaying a clay loam. The vineyard was originally planted in 1996 with 100% Chardonnay vines. 

Varietals grown:

Chardonnay – 4 acres planted
 

Chris Carson - Winemaker & Viticulturist

Chris returned to Canada in 2008 after eight years spent in New Zealand, California and Montrachet. He brings his expertise in crafting award winning wines. Chris is hands on in the vineyard, following the grape from pruning to harvest and creating small lot hand-crafted wines. He especially loves the heartbreak grape, Pinot Noir and supervised the planting of 9,000 new Pinot Noir vines in early 2009 at our estate vineyard on McLean Creek Road. Chris is a graduate of Lincoln University in Canterbury, New Zealand with his Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology and he brings with him his extensive enthusiasm and skills in all areas of winemaking and production.

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