Full Review

Gray Monk

Gray Monk
2018 Latitude 50 White, Okanagan Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Canadian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.4% RS: 1.55%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11.73
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Gray Monk
2018 Latitude 50 White, Okanagan Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Canadian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.4% RS: 1.55%
Straw green color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of flower patch, peach and watermelon salad, and pistachio brittle with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of orange chiffon, key lime pie, and honeyed pear. A exotic, piquant white wine with charming fruit and carefree character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: flower patch, peach and watermelon salad, and pistachio brittle
Taste Flavor: orange chiffon, key lime pie, and honeyed pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A exotic, piquant white wine with charming fruit and carefree character.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

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Other Canadian White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Ice wine is Canada's most famous white, but there are many other whites produced in the country that are of excellent quality. The main area for these wines is the Niagara Peninsula, while the Okanagan Peninsula in British Columbia is also a fine area for whites. As Canada is a cool climate, varieties such as Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer excel, while Chardonnay is also a noted variety; there are also some very good blends of Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.

Generally, these are aromatic whites, not aged in wood and have good natural acidity. The best examples can drink well for five to seven years; pair most of these wines with an array of foods, from risotto to sautéed chicken, pork, lighter seafood or fusion cuisine.