40 Knots Estate
Stainless Steel and Neutral Burgundy Oak
This bright, crisp expression is aged in a mixture of stainless steel and oak. Honeysuckle and stonefruit on the nose lead to a rich palate of apricot, honey and granny smith apple. Naturally vegan and gluten free.
GOLD winner in the Lieutenant Governor's Awards 2018.
Terroir - Salish Sea: Soils consisting of sandy gravelly marine over sandy gravelly morainal leading to schistic clay at 12-16' depths. Elevation sloping 3° seaward. Hot to moderate day temp, cooling at night from the ocean breeze. Very mild winters, seldom reaching below 0°C. Farming: VSP (Vertical Shoot Position)/cane pruning (single and double cane). Sustainable farming methods, no synthetics and minimum organic certified products used
Cold stabilization. Organic certified Bentonite fining. No interventions. No added chemicals or alterations to the wine. Aged 8 months. Ingredients are Pinot Gris, yeast, minimal effective sulphites
Grapes: Pinot Gris - Clone 457 - Burgundy
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with lighter fare such as chicken or grilled vegetables.
(Jun 9, 2017 at 1:47 PM)
It is so hard to pick a favourite wine at 40 Knots. Everything I've tried thus far is so delicious, but I LOVE the creaminess and big bold flavour of the Pinot Gris. I have to admit several others are very close in this race but i keep coming back to Pinot Gris.
(Nov 13, 2017 at 12:14 PM)
My favourite white! When I think of summer this is what comes to mind clean and crisp!
(Nov 13, 2017 at 4:48 PM)
Excellent wine! It pairs well with anything and everything!
(Nov 28, 2017 at 11:05 AM)
What could be better than sipping a chilled glass of 40 Knots Pinot Gris on a hot summer's night in the Comox Valley? My favourite white - crisp, clean and refreshing.
(Nov 12, 2020 at 1:54 PM)
One of my top picks from 40 Knots, this is a wonderful wine for every day of the week, trust me, lol.
(Feb 27, 2021 at 11:58 AM)
One of my top contenders from 40 Knots like another reviewer. I always keep some handy as it never disappoints.
(Mar 13, 2021 at 7:35 PM)
Love visiting 49 Knotts. Staff are helpful and fun. Pinot Gris was light and crisp. Very enjoyable for sipping on it’s own or with a meal.
(May 3, 2021 at 7:44 PM)
I've bought more of the Pinot Gris this year than in other years. We enjoyed it with chicken curry, dragon bowl and fish dinners. With citrus hints, it complements well. As warmer weather approaches I look forward to sipping it on the beach during Happy Hour.
(Jun 4, 2021 at 8:09 PM)
Very crisp, bold and no after taste. Loved it! I like it very chilled. Definitely will buy again