PTG stands for “passe-tout-grains” - a classic, but little-known wine of Burgundy that combines the elegant Pinot Noir of the Cote d’Or with the rich, spicy Gamay of Beaujolais to create an incredibly well-balanced wine. We work with Pinot Noir and Gamay because we feel that they excel in the cool, lake-moderated, desert climate of south-central British Columbia. The superiority of the Burgundian varietals in our terroir is undeniable and, equally important, is their compatibility with Pacific Northwest cuisine. We wish to honour the tradition of making a passe-tout-grains by keeping it relevant to our New World wine region.
Varietals: Pinot Noir 55%, Gamay 45%
Awards & Reviews: TBA
- Pinot Noir: Fritz Hollenbach, Skaha Bluff (clone 113), James Oliver, Skaha Bluff, (clone 115), Sleeping Dog Vineyard, Naramata (clone 667, 115), Albrecht Family Vineyard, Naramata (Clone 828), Lux Ulimata Vineyard, Peachland (clone 115, 667). Gamay: Rocky Road Vineyard, Cawston, Similkameen Valley (clone 509).
- The fruit was hand-picked and a sorting table was utilized to select only the best fruit. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and then fermented in a combination of open-top 500L fermenters and French oak casks. Our red fermentation technique revolves around small lots. This allows for complexity with yeast strain selection, temperature control, gentle handling of fruit, and ease of punch downs. This style of red fermentation preserves fresh fruit character and allows the vineyards to express themselves. After fermentation, the wines were gently pressed off skins, settled for 24 hours, racked to barrel, and put straight through malolactic fermentation. Our 2019 PTG was aged for 10 months on its fine lees in a combination of neutral barriques and puncheons. There is 25% new barrel in our 2019 to augment the savoury qualities of the wine, but to also let the crisp fruit of the 2019 vintage shine through. Our barrel program combines Allier oak from two Burgundian coopers: Billon and Damy. The wine was then cross-flow filtered in order to gently focus the layers of the wine before bottling. The PTG 2019 was made in 750 mL bottles, 375 mL splits and magnums!
- Intense aromas of spicy cherry cola, dark plum and smoked meat carry through to the palate. A smoky counterpoint balances the deep core of fruit and spices of clove and white pepper. A pleasant cocoa astringency provides a surprising tannin structure on to a bright and juicy finish. A versatile and excellent pairing to any charcuterie, fresh sausages, salmon, smoked meat, and mushroom dishes.