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Sandhill Pinot Blanc 2016

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Sandhill Estate Vineyard

Sandhill Pinot Blanc 2016

FLAVOUR PROFILE
Clear and bright with a yellow hue and a fresh bouquet of pineapple, melon, yellow apple and a hint of floral.
This light to medium-bodied wine has a smooth yet refreshing mouth-feel and flavours of melon, pink grapefruit, apple and tropical fruit.
Refreshing notes of citrus and BC orchard fruits, with a hint of spice, linger through on the finish.
Serve not overly chilled at 12 to 14ºC with poached halibut; grilled white fish; roast pork; French onion tart; gouda and Swiss cheeses; lightly spiced pork tenderloin; smoked salmon quiche; Dungeness crab; roasted chicken; turkey wraps.

GROWING CONDITIONS
The spring began with a blast of heat and a quick start to the season. Summer and fall cooled slightly allowing a slow, long ripening season, ideal for red varietals, and for expressive aromatic whites. The valley saw slightly wetter than normal conditions; however, the vineyards remained healthy. The southern Okanagan Valley experienced 1635 GDD (Growing Degree Days), representing higher than average heat units.

WINEMAKER NOTES
“This estate grown Pinot Blanc has a soft smooth mouth-feel with balanced acidity. Our use of some barrel fermentation and lees stirring on a portion of the wine enhances the sensory delights of the wine without interfering with the expression of terroir from our Sandhill Estate Vineyard.”
Wine Making Whole cluster pressed. 33% of the juice was barrel fermented and aged in new American oak barrels for 6 months to develop the round mouth-feel and additional complexity, while 67% was cool stainless steel fermented and aged to enhance the pure fruit expression. Hand stirred on the lees weekly to add to overall mouth-feel. To preserve vibrant fruit expression, malolactic fermentation was prevented from occurring.
Wine Analysis Alcohol 12.8% Dryness Code 0 Sugar 5.2 g/litre TA 5.8 g/litre Cellaring Enjoy now Release Date April 2017 Cases Produced 487

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