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The Bench Pinot Gris

Our family has farmed in the Okanagan Valley since 1908. We believe great wines begin in the vineyards and we are deeply passionate about the quality of our wines. The Bench Pinot Gris is part of our Collector Series selection. Each of these wines are grown in specific vineyard sites and crafted to the highest possible standards. They are made in very limited quantities and only available at our estate.

Tasting & Pairing

A beautiful pale lemon colour in the glass, aromas of red apple and ripe pear mingle with subtle notes of white flowers and warm baking spice. On the palate, the wine is smooth and elegant with flavours of ripe orchard fruit, tangerine and a hint of grapefruit on the finish. Restrained use of quality French oak adds a lovely creamy texture to this wine. Try pairing with fresh seafood such as seared scallops or butter-poached lobster. This would also be lovely with pork tenderloin topped with grilled peaches or roasted chicken.

Winemaking

Our Pinot Gris is sourced 100% from a single site known as ‘The Bench’ in East Kelowna. The fruit was harvested by hand prior to being whole-bunch pressed and immediately cold settled, allowing the true aromatic and fruity nature of this grape. 40% of the wine was aged in a combination of new and neutral French oak barrels to provide depth and complexity. Enjoy now through 2023.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 13.0%
Total acidity: 6.1 g/l
Residual sweetness: 1.2 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 466185
UPC code: 778856418439
Date bottled: July 3, 2019
Case volume: 741

Winery Retail Price: $24.99

Wine Club Price: $20.39