The summer is kicking off to a bit of a rainy start but we have had a few beautiful days recently and we are excited about the summer of 2015 at Palatine Hills!
To kick things off, we released our first ever vintage of Pinot Gris! This is Palatine Hills first harvest of Pinot Gris grapes from our 4 year old vines. Despite being young, the grapes were very well developed and flavourful. 15% of the Pinot Gris juice was fermented in neutral French Oak barrels, the rest done in Stainless Steel Tanks. The resulting wine is complex, and bright with a mellow finish. 18 hours of skin contact allowed to wine to develop a pale rose colour and also contributed to additional complexities in the wine. The finished wines, both barrel fermented and stainless were then blended together to created the final product.
This wine is on sale in the retail store of the winery and online for only $15! Come on in and try it out, it's a wine you don't want to miss!