* 2020 Platinum Simes Vineyard Pinot Gris Organic
Lacking direct sunlight, this 0.5 hectare north-facing vineyard makes this the coolest, latest ripening site on the eastern shores of Okanagan Lake. Waiting for the right balance of freshness and concentration of flavours means these are our last-picked Pinot Gris grapes. In the winery, our winemaker uses certified organic yeasts and a selection of stainless steel, concrete and oak to highlight this northern Okanagan vineyard.
The 2020 growing season kicked off with periods of unusually cold and wet weather, which carried over into the early spring and contributed to a marginal fruit set. The cool spring progressed to a beautiful Okanagan summer, with consistently warm weather without any severe heat spikes. Perfect fall conditions followed, with warm days, minimal precipitation, and cool nights, producing beautifully balanced wines with intense fruit character.