Township 7 Pinot Gris Wine Review
To get to the Winery just travel east on Eckhardt Avenue and continue along Eckhardt as it turns into Haven Hill Road, Johnson Road and then into Upper Bench Road.
As you drive along the the scenic Okanagan Lake follow Upper Bench Road to McMillan Avenue. Take a right and Township 7 Vineyard & Winery is at 1450 McMillan Avenue!
We had the pleasure to visit Township 7 back in September and it is very quaint.
The Township 7 Pinot Gris is an absolutely fantastic wine that now will be one of our white "house wines".
The Pinot Gris grape grows in small cluster and is a white wine grape but with a blueish brown skin and sometimes even other colours.
The Pinot Gris grape is grown around the world. In Italy it is known as Pinot Grigio and in Germany it is often referred to as Ruländer.
In Italy the Pinot grigio grapes are often harvested early to retain the refreshing acidity and minimizing some of the overt fruitiness of the variety, creating a more neutral flavor profile.
I have to say I do like the grape to stay on the wine longer to get some more fruit flavours.
Winemaking Notes from Township 7:"Considered by many to be the Okanagan’s signature white grape varietal, this Pinot Gris is comprised of grapes from two fantastic sites, Sperling Vineyards and our Naramata Bench estate.
|Pinot Gris by Township 7 |
Vineyard & Winery
The Sperling grapes from the pioneering Sperling family’s 35 year old vines in east Kelowna contribute a pleasing minerality and slight grippiness to the wine.
While our Naramata Bench estate fruit delivers a beautiful ripe, richness and wonderful slight oily texture.
The wine was 100% stainless steel fermented to retain the fresh fruit characters the varietal is renown for.
The juice was cool fermented in tanks at 12°C for 5 weeks, which also helps to retain the wine’s juicy fruit-forward character and bright crispness."
We tried two different wines with broiled Rock Cod covered with Parmigiano and Shrimp topping. The Pinot Gris from Township 7 was a great combination.
In my books, keeping anything less then half a case of this wine in your cellar is illegal.