2012 Meyer Family Pinot Noir

2012 Meyer Family Pinot Noir

Okanagan Valley

$25.00 Quantity

VARIETAL:

ALCOHOL: 0.00%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:
Reviews:

“The Pinot Noir for people who think they don’t like Pinot Noir! A jubilant expression of ripe raspberries/cherries and Saskatoons, balanced by rich tones of the Okanagan hillsides: wild thyme and aromatic scrub-brush. A delightfully inviting wine, it was difficult to stop at one glass… the fully intense and youthful aromas are moderated by an equally vigorous palate that dances with bright young acid. I paired the focused red currant/young raspberry flavors against simple charcuterie (French word for cold-cuts); salami, hard cheese, a dab of grainy mustard and some fresh bread. This is a wine with tons of life in it, but will not develop further in bottle due to the Stelvin enclosure. A celebration of Spring flavors!”

Chef Kristof Gillese, theChefandtheGrape.com

Why We're Drinking It:

THE TERROIR
This Pinot Noir showcases the Okanagan as a whole, as the fruit is sourced from selected pinot noir vineyards throughout the valley. The grower of each of the vineyards has a strong passion for quality and specifically for the pinot noir variety.

WINEMAKING
Our approach to the Pinot Noir is to handle the fruit gently with minimal intervention to capture not only the Okanagan Valley’s excellent growing conditions for pinot noir but to also showcase
the growing season of the vintage. The Meyer Okanagan Pinot Noir was destemmed with 10% whole clusters and spent ten months in 100% old seasoned French oak. This wine was gently fined and bottled unfiltered to showcase the Okanagan Valley’s pinot noir varietal purity and expressiveness.

FROM THE WINEMAKER

2012 was the best Okanagan Valley vintage I have seen since arriving back in 2008 and one of the best since starting in the industry over 15 years ago. As a viticulturist I don’t think I could

have asked for a better growing season; a typical spring with average rainfall and temperatures from mid April to mid June which lessened the use of irrigation. From June to the end of
August we had incredible weather with temperatures in the mid to high twenties and little rainfall, flowering in June and July went through without delay due to the ideal temperatures and low
rainfall. Through the critical veraison period of mid August through to harvest the daytime temperatures were perfect for ripening in the low to mid twenties and the night time
temperatures ideal in the range of 10 to 15 degrees which kept the acidity levels almost perfect.
All the parcels of fruit that came into the winery had a perfect balance of flavours, sugar levels and acidity with no disease and next to no shriveling of the berries.


~ Chris Carson, Winemaker

The Story to Know:

After a decision to change careers and enter the wine world we spent three years searching for the perfect vineyard site in the Okanagan Valley.

In 2006 Janice and I purchased a small 1.62 HECTARE vineyard on the Naramata bench. In late 2008 we purchased a 6.9 HECTARE property in Okanagan Falls. We hired the best winemaker and viticulturists and focus on small lot single vineyard wines of excellence in the traditions of Burgundy.

In our small vineyards, where we produce less than 3000 cases from mature 14 year old vines, we strive to produce the finest wines possible.

I hope you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoyed making them

Sincerely,
Jak Meyer and Janice Stevens

THE TERROIR
This Pinot Noir showcases the Okanagan as a whole, as the fruit is sourced from selected pinot noir vineyards throughout the valley. The grower of each of the vineyards has a strong passion for quality and specifically for the pinot noir variety.

WINEMAKING
Our approach to the Pinot Noir is to handle the fruit gently with minimal intervention to capture not only the Okanagan Valley’s excellent growing conditions for pinot noir but to also showcase
the growing season of the vintage. The Meyer Okanagan Pinot Noir was destemmed with 10% whole clusters and spent ten months in 100% old seasoned French oak. This wine was gently fined and bottled unfiltered to showcase the Okanagan Valley’s pinot noir varietal purity and expressiveness.

FROM THE WINEMAKER

2012 was the best Okanagan Valley vintage I have seen since arriving back in 2008 and one of the best since starting in the industry over 15 years ago. As a viticulturist I don’t think I could

have asked for a better growing season; a typical spring with average rainfall and temperatures from mid April to mid June which lessened the use of irrigation. From June to the end of
August we had incredible weather with temperatures in the mid to high twenties and little rainfall, flowering in June and July went through without delay due to the ideal temperatures and low
rainfall. Through the critical veraison period of mid August through to harvest the daytime temperatures were perfect for ripening in the low to mid twenties and the night time
temperatures ideal in the range of 10 to 15 degrees which kept the acidity levels almost perfect.
All the parcels of fruit that came into the winery had a perfect balance of flavours, sugar levels and acidity with no disease and next to no shriveling of the berries.


~ Chris Carson, Winemaker

“The Pinot Noir for people who think they don’t like Pinot Noir! A jubilant expression of ripe raspberries/cherries and Saskatoons, balanced by rich tones of the Okanagan hillsides: wild thyme and aromatic scrub-brush. A delightfully inviting wine, it was difficult to stop at one glass… the fully intense and youthful aromas are moderated by an equally vigorous palate that dances with bright young acid. I paired the focused red currant/young raspberry flavors against simple charcuterie (French word for cold-cuts); salami, hard cheese, a dab of grainy mustard and some fresh bread. This is a wine with tons of life in it, but will not develop further in bottle due to the Stelvin enclosure. A celebration of Spring flavors!”

Chef Kristof Gillese, theChefandtheGrape.com

After a decision to change careers and enter the wine world we spent three years searching for the perfect vineyard site in the Okanagan Valley.

In 2006 Janice and I purchased a small 1.62 HECTARE vineyard on the Naramata bench. In late 2008 we purchased a 6.9 HECTARE property in Okanagan Falls. We hired the best winemaker and viticulturists and focus on small lot single vineyard wines of excellence in the traditions of Burgundy.

In our small vineyards, where we produce less than 3000 cases from mature 14 year old vines, we strive to produce the finest wines possible.

I hope you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoyed making them

Sincerely,
Jak Meyer and Janice Stevens