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VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
REGION: Okanagan Falls
ACIDITY: 5.8 g/l
BOTTLE SIZE: 750 mL
WINEMAKER: Chris Carson
The fruit for this wine is sourced from the Reimer Estate Vineyard, which is planted in 100% Pinot Noir located in South East Kelowna, British Columbia. The vineyard has a moderately steep north westerly aspect with the soil comprised of alluvial and windblown deposits making up a silt loam overlaying a gravel loam. The vineyard is planted with a mix of French Pommard and Dijon clones (115, 667, 777). The fruit was gently de-stemmed via gravity into small open top fermenters and allowed to cold soak. After cold soaking, an indigenous fermentation began, with temperature peaking at 30 degrees Celsius, gentle hand plunging of the must was done throughout. After a post-maceration period the wine was transferred to 100% French oak barrels (27% new) where it remained for 11 months. A natural malo-lactic fermentation occurred in late spring.
Anthony Gismondi: "The attack is rich and juicy with ebullient fruit spilling from the glass. A little less red and a little more black, the Reimer is hedonistic with a spicy savoury forest floor core to balance the finish. This can handle smoked fowl, or richer duck confit. Early 2016 looked a lot like 2015 with warm dry conditions, early budburst and a warm advanced harvest, but cool and wet weather brought all that to a halt in July extending the season back into a more normal and acceptable time frame for pinot noir maturation. A cooler harvest saw very little shrivel on the younger berries, and early September showers retreated, leaving a perfect fall finish." 92 Points
Gold medal at the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada
2017 National Wine Awards of Canada Voted Best:
#2 Small winery in Canada (under 10,000 cases produced per year)
#12 Winery overall in Canada
#6 Winery in BC
To produce the finest quality wines in the traditions of burgundy, we followed certain philosophies, strategies and techniques in production. Each wine reflects the single vineyard of its origin, the soil, the climate, the slope. Hand harvested, hand crafted, with great attention to detail, we take pride in each bottle of wine. Meyer Family Vineyards wines are produced on 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. - Chris Carson