WATERS & BANKS PINOT NOIR 2014
FARMERS Theo Siemens, Pedro Parra
OWNERS Terry Waters & Cathy Banks
LOCATION Trout Creek Canyon, Summerland, Okanagan, British Columbia
VINEYARD Waters & Banks is a 7.5 acre (3 ha) vineyard situated east/west on a steep slope with a magnificent lake and valley exposure that offers a constant gentle breeze. Soil substructures consist of rich limestone and granite. The vineyard, planted with Pinot Noir (115, 667), Sauvignon Blanc (72-1103P) and Merlot (unknown), is in its third year of transitioning to organic certification.
WINEMAKERS Matt Dumayne, Alberto Antonini
WINEMAKING Whole bunch inclusion, four weeks on skins, native yeast fermentation and malolactic conversion. Very gentle cap wetting twice daily. Pressed to concrete tank to rest, before bottling in late August.
WINE PROFILE An intense nose of earthiness coupled with bright red berry fruit. A spicy and whole-bunch-derived savouriness leads to the silkiness and juicy acidity that is a hallmark of the Okanagan.