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White Seas

White Seas
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Taking in all the varieties of 40 Knots vineyard on a Coastal Cool Climate terroir of glacier till soil facing the Salish Sea.  This vineyard boasts rich salt air and warmer day temperatures than surrounding areas, with beautiful cool night ocean breezes.

A focused and lengthy mouthfeel that finishes with zing.  Spicy, floral, tropical stone fruits.  A perfect accompaniment to fresh air.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Appellation
British Columbia
Vineyard Designation
40 Knots Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 12, 2016
pH
3.45
Aging
Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
February 2016
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
John Schreiner says this: 40 Knots White Seas 2016 ($19.90 for 545 cases). There are six white varietals, including Pinot Gris, in this blend. The wine had a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel to preserve the fruit basket of flavours (apple, pear, lime, lemon). The finish is crisp and refreshing. 90. Experience the flavours our artfully blended varieties, an all-encompassing adventure for your palate. A focused and lengthy mouthfeel that finishes with a zing. Spicy, floral, tropical stone fruits.
Ratings
91
Awards
Karl from My Wine Pal says this: 40 Knots White Seas 2016 ($19.90) – “Designed as an all-encompassing white wine to showcase the delicate, refreshing, yet complex wine style only found on Vancouver Island. Clean fruit, hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. Slow and cool fermentation in stainless steel to retain aromatics.” Made from Pinot Gris grapes. The wine is medium pear skin in colour. Medium plus youthful aroma with floral, lychee, pears and sweet spice aromas. If you decant this wine, the floral and lychee nose becomes more apple and flinty. The wine is off dry, but has bright acidity that leaves a light acidic prickle on your tongue. The wine has a round waxiness to it; a nice mouth feel. Flavours of pears, pear skin, lychee, and floral with a hint of pine needles. It has a long lingering finish with flavours of pears, apples and floral. The flavours are a better enjoyed as soon as you open the bottle. With decanting the aromas and flavours are not as intense, but still nice. Rating: – A wine with a nice round mouth feel and bright acidity to highlight its flavours of apples, pears , floral and lychee. 4.5 stars
Vineyard Notes
Taking in all the varieties of 40 Knots vineyard on a terroir of glacier till soil facing the Salish Sea. This vineyard boasts rich salt air and warmer day temperatures than surrounding areas, with beautiful cool night ocean breezes.
Production Notes
545 cases
Winemaker Notes
Designed as an all-encompassing white wine to showcase the delicate, refreshing, yet complex wine style only found on Vancouver Island. Clean fruit, hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. Slow and cool fermentation in stainless steel to retain aromatics.
Food Pairing Notes
Loves all food, especially Asian cuisine. A perfect accompaniment to fresh air.
Production
535 cases
Product Reviews
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Tammy McMurray
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(Jun 18, 2017 at 7:34 PM)
One of the best wines that I can remember enjoying!!! An amazing local wine!!! Bravo!!!

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