Since I published my initial article, How Does BC Pinot Noir Express Terroir?, I have been receiving bottles of BC Pinot Noir from the 2013 and 2014 vintages, with a few from 2012. The wineries who has graciously provided me with their wines for this study are:
- Thornhaven Estates
- Sperling Vineyards
- Burrowing Owl
- Niche Wine Co.
- Volcanic Hills
- Seven Directions
- Cedar Creek Estate Winery
- Bench 1775
- Gehringer Brothers
- Upper Bench Estate Winery
- Averill Creek
- Meyer Family Vineyards
- Joie farm
There are a few more wineries to come, and I will add them shortly. If you are a BC winery that produces a Pinot Noir wine, but have not contributed, please contact me. The more samples I have, the better I will be able to analyze the relationship between the Pinot Noir grape, soil, latitude, and/or average temperature.
The hardest part, to taste and make detailed notes, comes next. As I taste through each wine, I will send out a Twitter tweet so that you can watch my progress. I look forward to this new journey and hope we will learn something new about BC Pinot Noir and its terroir. As you can see in the images below, there are a few rose wines. I had not anticipated it, but it should also show the flavours and aroma of the Pinot Noir grape.
What I Will Produce
Just as I did for the BC Riesling Review, I will:
- publish all my tasting notes
- review the soil types associated with the vineyards
- produce an article on unique aromas and flavours of BC Pinot Noir by soil type
- produce an article on unique aromas and flavours of BC Pinot Noir by latitude and/or average temperature
- produce an interactive story map about our BC Pinot Noir.
A few more wines and thank you to:
- Noble Ridge
- See Ya Later Ranch
- Sumac Ridge
- 50th Parallel Estate
- Black Cloud
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