Wild Ferment 2014 (Magnum)
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SWITCHBACK WILD FERMENT 2014
FARMERS Theo Siemens, Pedro Parra
OWNERS Christine Coletta, Steve Lornie
LOCATION Okanagan, Summerland, British Columbia
VINEYARD Switchback Organic Vineyard is surrounded by sage, bunch grass, ponderosa pine, and fruit trees which bring out hallmark aromas in wines from this site. The vineyard was planted 100% with clone 52 Pinot Gris in 2006 and has been farmed organically since 2011. The south-east facing site is planted 15% off north-south. The soil composition includes silt, gravelly soils and rocks encased in limestone.
WINEMAKERS Matt Dumayne, Alberto Antonini
WINEMAKING This wine is 100% Switchback clone 52 Pinot Gris. The grapes were harvested late October, pressed into an 800-litre clay amphorae
to ferment with native yeast and zero winemaking intervention. The wine was left on skins for eight months, pressed, and then left to rest for an additional two months before before being bottled unfiltered August 2015. No SO2 or other additives were used in the wine.
WINE PROFILE Grapefruit and citrus pith stand out among leesy almond and floral notes. Incredibly lush on the palate, with a creamy mouthfeel and
grippy yet sensuous tannins.