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Closson Chase K.J. Watson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015 Wine Review

Closson Chase K.J. Watson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015

Closson Chase K.J. Watson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015

Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2015-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Closson Chase

Agent: Closson Chase Vineyards Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Zesty, light and lovely Prince Edward County Pinot Gris. Aromas of light white florals. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to very light fish dishes.

Pinot Gris food pairings: roast chicken, pan fired haddock fillets, pasta with cream sauce, salads.

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This Closson Chase K.J. Watson Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015 was reviewed on September 17, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A delightful, delicious and de-lovely Pinot Gris with citrus, floral and white tree fruit aspects, good weight and satiny texture. A lovely prelude to white fish or as a sipper.
Tasted at Closson Chase En Primeur, March 2017
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Pinot Gris is grown worldwide, but two the better known examples are those of Alsace (intense, high alcohol, and oily) and Alto Adige (crisp, aromatic, and juicy). Winemaker Keith Tyers sees this example of Pinot Gris as his new world approach to the latter. This is one of Closson Chase's forays into Niagara. It's tasty and a good value.
Pale lemon colouration, with moderate alcohol.
Aromas of lemon scone, peach, grapefruit, and with lots of florality.
The flavours are definitely more along the line of Northern Italy because of how delicate it is. Juicy acidity. More lemon and other assorted citrus, pear, quince, honey, and tapioca.
There's no oak on this Pinot Gris, but a decent time of maceration on the skin - nothing over the top. This is supposed to be a gentle sipping wine.
Pair it with lemon shrimp, picnic fare, or fish tacos with lots of cilantro.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Start of your next dinner party with this wine to awaken the palate. This wine is light, with bright acidity, and a lot of flavour. Grapefruit and lemon pith on the nose with a floral note. Flavours are pronounced on the palate but are not overwhelming. Overall very nice, crisp, clean and pure. Enjoy on its own or with various seafood canapés.
This is a zesty, light and lovely Prince Edward County Pinot Gris. Aromas of light white florals. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to very light fish dishes. A very good value wine. - Community Wine Reviews

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