#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions | Pearls | The View Winery

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What could be more festive than bubbles! You are going to love the Pearls 2018. Think Christmas Eve, Christmas Day dinner or New Year’s Eve plus every day in between!

This is the year to celebrate and you can’t go wrong with this #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion The View Winery’s Pearls. Let the celebrations begin!


We personally recommend:

2018 Pearls

In the Vineyard

The 2018 vintage got off to a slow start in the vineyard, with a late spring and cold, wet conditions but quickly redeemed itself with a hot dry summer. Despite a tumultuous growing season, prudent vineyard management produced a quality crop for the second vintage of our traditional method champagne style wine.

We combined fruit from our five acre Riesling block situated at the highest point in our vineyard. At this elevation the fruit benefits from extended sunlight and well drained soils.

On Sept 16th, 2018 we harvested five tons of Riesling and one ton of Pinotage picked at an average of 18 brix and stunning acidity to add longevity and structure to the wine.

In the Cellar

The two lots of fruit for this wine were combined in the press, with whole cluster pressing, separating the free run from the pressings. After cold settling, the majority of free run juice was racked to a tank and cold fermented in stainless steel to preserve aromatics. 9% of the juice was sent to a single neutral French oak barrel for fermentation. After fermentation and one month of daily battonage, the barrel returned to the stainless portion, adding complexity to the wine.

Partial malo-lactic conversion softened the wine and added mid-pallet depth. This cuvee was stabilized, filtered and bottled on site with encapsulated yeast and its liquer d’tirage on May 9th, 2019, resulting in a secondary bottle fermentation. After resting sur lees in bottle for 10 months, the first release of this wine was disgorged with 4.7 g/L of sugar added to balance the wine.

Examples of great pairings: Fruit Salad, Ceviche, Gravalax, Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Sushi, Raw Fish, Spicy Chicken Stir-fry, Fresh Cheese, Cream Cheese, Chocoloate-dipped Strawberries, Crepes Suzette, Spicy Seafood hotpot and pho

Blend: Pinotage, Pinot Noir, Riesling

$29.95 available online

Makes a great gift!

The View produces over ten thousand cases each year. Our diverse portfolio of award winning wines includes Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Ehrenfelser, and our signature reds: Pinotage and Pinot Noir. Our rosé has emerged as a favourite as have our Silver Lining Estate blends. In 2013 we added Canada’s first wine in a can with our wildly popular BLING Sparkling Wine.

Note: 2017 Pearls available at BC Liquor Stores on sale until January 1st $27.99

Wine notes courtesy of the winery. Images: MyVanCity. I received complimentary wine to facilitate this feature.

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