Elysia Vineyard was planted in 2006 with 3.5 acres Pinot Noir, 1 acre Viognier and 0.5 acre Syrah. This steep sloped vineyard overlooks Okanagan Lake to the east, soaking in the early and midday sun. Bedrock, glacial deposited gravel and top soil. The 2022 growing season began as one of the coolest on record with a damp spring and then took a dramatic switch into a long, warm summer and fall. What looks like a warm season on paper, presents like a cool vintage in the wines with intense vibrant fruit, balanced by higher levels of natural acidity, elegance and moderate alcohol levels.
100% de-stemmed Pinot Noir, fermented in one-ton vessels with gentle skin contact for 14 days. Pressed to neutral french oak barriques to age for 7 months. Ambient ferment, ambient MLF, unfined and unfiltered.
Food Pairing Notes
This afternoon sipper is begging for a fancy grilled cheese sandwich. On homemade sourdough bread, stack up caramelized onions, thin slices of honey baked Serrano ham, and Manchego cheese (measure with you heart).
Released in the November 2023 Wine Club pack.