Averill Creek Vineyard 2007 Pinot Gris (Cowichan Valley) Vancouver Island - BC
Cost: $23 (Direct from winery)
Date Tasted: September 5th, 2009
Tasting Notes: This is the barrel-fermented cousin to Averill Creek's Pinot Grigio. The 2006 vintage won Gold at the All-Canadian Wine Championships and if the 2007 doesn't enjoy similar success I will be very surprised. The nose offers melon and peach aromas. The palate is full of butter, creamy-fruit and mineral notes and despite going through a complete maloactic fermentation there is enough residual acid to cut the full oak flavours. This is a superbly balanced wine. A real winner that will pair nicely with seafood or light pastas or can be enjoyed on its own.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2009 IconWines.ca