Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chasselas Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris 2012
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Lovely apple blossom and white peach on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied with just enough mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes, from seafood and medium curries. Bottled sunshine. Chasselas Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris food pairings: light salads with cheeses or nuts; seafood appetizers; patio sipper.
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|The Chasselas grapes were harvested from the Quails’ Gate Estate vineyard. The vines’ roots extend deep into the subsoil of the Boucherie Mountain slopes bringing crisp complex mineral notes to the fruit. Our unique cool climate temperature fluctuation provides daytime heat and ripening potential along with cool night temperatures that help retain bright acidity. All three varietals are hand harvested, whole bunch pressed and cold fermented in stainless steel tanks. Blending is conducted post fermentation. A touch of residual sweetness is preserved to balance acidity while providing weight, texture and freshness. Source: Winery|
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.