2020 Estate Grown Biodynamic Grüner Veltliner
Pure, aromatic, textural
Summerhill Pyramid Winery (established 1991) is Canada's largest organic winery, BC's first Demeter biodynamic vineyard, and Canada's foremost producer of sparkling wine. Our winemaking philosophy is that organic and biodynamic provides the royal road to producing exceptionally beautiful, authentic, terroir-based wine that will connect you with the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
100% Organic and Biodynamic certified Grüner Veltliner
Fresh quince leads the nose while celery leaf and floral notes shine through. The palate has a creamy softness with earthy hints of hay and yellow apple that lead to a zesty white-pepper finish.
Grapes were hand harvested from estate-grown vines planted by Ari Cipes in 2011 at BC’s only certified Biodynamic vineyard.
Grapes were destemmed, pressed and left to settle for 14 hours before being racked into stainless steel. Spontaneous fermentation occurred without temperature control. Based on Biodynamic principles, this wine was naturally fermented with ambient farm yeasts, truly reflecting the vintage and terroir of the Demeter certified Summerhill Vineyard in 2020.
Food Pairing Notes
A juicy, aromatic white for richly flavoured foods. Try with complex fare such as miso glazed sablefish, or something as simple as sour cream and onion potato chips!
"The Gruner Veltliner 2015 is the inaugural release, and it may well be the best I have tried outside Austria. It’s floral, aromatic, peppery and rich with a detailed spiciness. " - Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com