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Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...
Pale gold splashes in the glass. Captivating essences of freshly pitted nectarines, lime zest, and honey suckle tempt the nose. This Pinot Gris’ lush palate of Fiji apple, apricot, and Okanagan peach balances with refreshing acidity and hidden notes of honey dew. Smooth minerality and a delicate mouthfeel make this classic Pinot Gris a show stopping pairing for summer salads and soft ripened cheese.
2017 was a roller coaster year – the valley faced both flooding and drought that haven’t been seen for decades. Winter was chilly! Arctic out flows were very cold (-20) and lasted longer than usual but caused no bud loss. Summer came in hot and dry bringing lots of sunshine and one of the most intense pre seasons on record. From early July, smoke was a common sight in the valley. The fires were not close to our vineyards which meant no smoke taint for the grapes and vines that enjoyed the intensity of a hot summer. A classic warm autumn allowed for a long ripening season. Overall, 2017 was a year of ups and downs where the vineyard team embraced the struggle with Mother Nature and ended the ride with ripe, balanced, beautiful grapes and another stunning vintage.
Made from 100% pinot gris grapes. The fruit was pressed after three hours of skin contact to extract additional aromatics and fermented cold to preserve the signature fruit flavours. The various parcels of juice were inoculated with three different yeast cultures in order to allow complexity and mouth-feel to develop without over manipulation. Created to bring the most balanced profile of acidity, aromatics, and natural sweetness on the palate.
- 91 Points -
Energetic, concentrated, racy.
A perennial BC favourite, this expressive Pinot Gris offers aromas of tangerine, peaches, honey and guava with the heady scent of citrus blossoms. It is honeyed and off-dry but balanced with racy acidity. It is silky and energetic with a long vibrant finish that trails tangerine flavours.
Pair with oily fish, white meats or creamy mushroom polenta.