Benchmark Pinot Gris
130 case(s) available
About this winery
Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...
Notes about product
Spring started off slowly and was wetter than average. 2018 found the vineyards two weeks behind normal bud burst. The end of spring weather conditions were perfect for an ideal fruit set. Once summer arrived, it was hot and dry and close attention was paid to irrigation regimes and leaf-to-fruit ratios. Meticulous farming and careful yield management allowed the grapes to fully ripen on the vine.
The fruit was pressed after three hours of skin contact to extract additional aromatics and fermented cold to preserve the signature fruit flavours. The various parcels of juice were inoculated with three different yeast cultures in order to allow complexity and mouth-feel to develop without over manipulation. The final blend was created to bring the most balanced profile of acidity, aromatics, and natural sweetness on the palate.
A pure, clean and widely admired expression of this popular grape. Unoaked to preserve the grape's personality. Juicy and bold with a captivating range of stone fruit that lends finely balanced acidity and layers of cleansing freshness throughout.