White Seas PicnicPk
97 In Stock
40 Knots Estate
October 5, 2019
Experience the flavours of our artfully blended varietals. An all-encompassing adventure for your palate. Loaded with complex tropical fruit flavours and spices. Naturally vegan friendly and gluten free.
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
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
Experience the flavours of our artfully blended varietals. An all-encompassing adventure for your palate. Loaded with complex tropical fruit flavours and spices
Grapes: Pinot Gris - Clone 457 - Burgundy, Alsace Chardonnay - Clone 76 - Burgundy, Coté-d’Or Pinot Auxerrois - Clone 56 - Burgundy, Alsace Siegerrebe - Clone - Az 7957 - Vancouver Island Schonberger - Clone Geisenhein - Vancouver Island Pinot Noir - Clone 777 - Burgundy, Saone et Loire
Food Pairing Notes
Loves all food, especially Asian cuisine. A perfect accompaniment to fresh air.
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
(Nov 12, 2020 at 1:49 PM)
This is a really nice, easy-drinking wine, it's good for any occasion, I love all the different flavours it has going on, the stone fruits are really noticeable.
(Dec 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM)
White Sea is fantastic. Tastes great, easy to drink, and makes great gifts!
(Jan 21, 2021 at 4:23 PM)
White Seas picnic pak is a convenient way to package your product. Even though I haven't used it for a picnic outing (because it's January), one bottle is enough for both my husband and I to enjoy a single glass of wine as we stay at home during Covid-19 'stay-at-home' orders. To get through this pandemic and staying at home more, we have instituted Thursday nights as "wine and appy" night. I ordered this online and it arrived safely right to my front door - how easy is that!?!
(Jun 22, 2021 at 3:26 PM)
Love this wine and the picnic size is perfect for gift baskets!
(Jan 17, 2022 at 2:28 PM)
The little 4 pack is so perfect and such a nice refreshing lighter taste almost "too easy to drink" wine