2016 50th Parallel Pinot Gris
VARIETAL: Pinot Gris
REGION: Central Okanagan Valley, Lakeside Alluvial Fans
Drink young to experience the full fresh vivacious fruit components. Bright, clear, lemon juice hue with a blend of fresh citrus fruits and tree ripened peaches. Palate is Sweet Navel orange, Meyer lemon and dominant peach flavors provide a welcome entry. Lemongrass and Bartlett pear chime in to produce a cornucopia of fruit characters that are accentuated by creaminess from the 20% of fruit that was French oak fermented.
Seafood salad, salmon burgers, a multitude of vegetarian plates, prosciutto wrapped Selva prawns, Asian pork dishes, oysters, firm sharp cheeses; the list goes on. This Pinot Gris is one of the most versatile and friendly wines for all professional and aspiring chefs.
GOLD Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2017 (California, USA)
GOLD China Wine and Spirits Awards (Hong Kong, China) 2017
SILVER Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards 2017 (British Columbia, BC)
SILVER - Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2016
SILVER - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
BRONZE - Okanagan Life Magazine Best of BC Wine Awards 2016
BRONZE - InterVin International Wine Awards 2016
Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
Lead Winemaker Matthew Fortuna and Consulting Winemaker Grant Stanley have been producing award winning wines together at 50th Parallel since 2013. Prior to this tenure, they worked together for seven years producing world class wines at another great Pinot house in the Okanagan valley.
Their talents have now been focussed on producing premium fruit from the 50th Parallel Estate vineyards, and dialed in to using their new state-of-the-art gravity flow winery to produce some of the world’s finest Pinot Noir.