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Okanagan Hills

Okanagan Hills
2015 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Okanagan Hills
2015 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Clear straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe lemons, white peaches, cream, and roasted nut with an bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a compelling, relaxed finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fresh and fruity white wine that’s sure to please on a hot summer day.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: ripe lemons, white peaches, cream, and roasted nut
Taste Flavor: ripe lemons, white peaches, cream, and roasted nut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh and fruity white wine that's sure to please on a hot summer day.

The Producer

Okanagan Hills Estate Winery

The Producer
29302 Simpson Road
Abbotsford,, BC V4X 1H9
Canada
1 604-615-4235

Pinot Gris

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.