Pinot Noir clones 777, Pommard, 828 & 667, Mt Eden & 115 are separately hand harvested, destemmed to small batches and cold soaked for 5-7 days before fermentation by indigenous yeasts. The total time on skins is 16 to 21 days. After gentle pressing, the wine completes malolactic fermentation and is aged 13 months in French oak barrels (40% new).
Intense flavours of blueberry, blackberry, and wild flowers followed by more black fruit and hints of baked thyme and field mushrooms. The texture is juicy and soft with a long finish. Pair with mushroom risotto or grilled trout. Cellar up to 10 years.
Grant Stanley is one of the best Pinot Noir winemakers the Okanagan has ever seen. His passion for this grape has been one of legend. He spent 6 vintages in New Zealand with Ata Rangi and numerous vintages with the likes of Quails Gate and 50th Paralell - his wines have always been great expressions of the terroir.