Wine Pick: SpierHead Pinot Gris 2013

Let this local award-winner lift up your rainy summer weekend.

August 6, 2015

By DJ Kearney / Photo: John Sinal

If you’ve never tried the expressive wines from Kelowna’s SpierHead Winery, get on the bandwagon. The house style is clean, precise, and pure, and the wines all have terrific tension between fruit and acidity. This pinot gris wowed the judges at Vancouver magazine’s 11th Annual Wine Awards with its flavours of peach skin, pear, and subtle guava twirling around a spine of racy acidity and mineral heft. A very complete and confident wine with simply everything in place, pair it with ratatouille (full of local, garden-fresh vegetables) or piri-piri prawns. (Note: This vintage has rolled over to the 2014, which is every bit as thrilling as the 2013.)

SpierHead Pinot Gris 2013
$ 19
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