FARMERS Alfred and Linda Heckmann
VINEYARD Heckmann Family Vineyard
LOCATION Summerland, Okanagan, British Columbia
Aspect: East | Soil: Silt covered in nitrogen-fixing plants | Status: Certified organic | Grapes Grown: Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc
WINEMAKER Matt Dumayne
WINEMAKING Vin Gris was made from Pinot Noir grapes grown in Summerland, harvested in late October. The wine was whole bunch pressed to large concrete tanks. Added complexity and texture were achieved with a native yeast fermentation and a full malolactic fermentation. The wine was bottled unfiltered.
WINE PROFILE This wine highlights the delicacy and fruit forward notes of whole bunch pressed Pinot Noir from an organically certified vineyard. This Vin Gris exhibits savoury herbal notes which lead into a finely balanced expression of Pinot Noir with texture from concrete fermentation and aging.