Pinot 3 Ways
Pinot 3 Ways
Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada | A blurry eyed, late summer hazed day, spent fading in and out of napping & snacking. Winemaker Mike Schindler began A Sunday in August in 2017 with a love and commitment to fermenting exciting, natural wines – swiftly developing a devoted following, especially in the BC wine community. These certified organic grapes are grown at the Lilypond vineyard in Okanagan Falls. Destemmed, whole grapes undergo three days of carbonic maceration (aka fermentation happens within each grape) which helps soften the tannins & bring yummy fruit flavours to the forefront. Followed by five months in neutral oak barrels to meld & relax into itself. Minimally affected by the forest fires in the Okanagan, this wine has a roasted grape granita vibe, dune herbs, white cherry spritz & dusty purple rose petals. Pair with Wednesday night’s assorted charcuterie & medium-funky cheeses.
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada | Hard to imagine that this is A Sunday in August’s first ever rosé! Yet here we are, absolutely gobsmacked at this brisk, flinty take on a blushy summer wine, brought to you by winemaking maverick, Michael Shindler. Farmed from a single, dry-farmed organic vineyard in Peachland, BC, the grapes were destemmed and underwent a 2-day of semi-carbonic ferment, followed by 5 months in neutral oak and bottled without fining or filtration. Almost like your aunt rummaged through her bag for a candy and came up with the strawberry-wrapped one – sapid, stemmy & red-fruited with notes of tangerine, yuzu, watermelon rind, cranberry cocktail, prickly pear, white flowers and Tropicana orange mango juice without a lick of tannin. With only 240 cases made, this is a whiff of the west coast that we can’t get enough of, perfect to pair with a bag of chips for dinner.
Pinot Gris & Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada | As anyone who has ever worked at a wine bar knows, this is basically a perfect orange wine that makes people lose their goddamn minds. Their signature skin contact blend is mostly Pinot Gris with a splash of Gewürztraminer for a bit of floral lift. Grapes are destemmed and undergo whole-berry carbonic maceration for five days which gives us bangin’ & pronounced citrus flavours that aren’t here to mess around. Bold, proud and bursting with energy, flamingo orange-pink & endlessly Instagrammable, unfined & unfiltered with minimal sulphur. Honeydew Sour Patch Kid (which isn’t a thing but it should be!), rosewater-infused Fresca, blood orange, jalapeño white tea. We’re looking at a fresh & jubilant sidekick who does indeed manage to conjure up the carefree vibes of a Sunday in August but at heart, transcends any day or week or month, it’s simply perfect any time. Smash it year-round & scream for joy.
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