100% Pinot Meunier grapes, zero skin contact, 100% Naramata Bench Vineyard
Many people believe that red wine is made from red grapes and white wine from green grapes. They are wrong. When grapes are pressed, the juice is white, no matter what variety of grape is used. But if the juice is left in contact with red grape skins, pigments leach out of the skins and colour the wine. If red grapes are pressed and the juice is allowed to ferment after being separated from the skins, the result is white wine, referred to as “blanc de noirs” meaning a white wine from dark grapes.
We even went one step further and used only Free-run juice (not pressed juice) to maintain the white "blanc" colour. A cold & slow fermentation ~12C intensified the fruity notes.
Alluring aromas of lime, pomelo, and a hint of passion fruit. A hint of white raspberries and apricot on the taste, while green zestyness dominates. Very fine lees notes, and intense fruit flavours make this a very refreshing but also three dimensional wine. It's DRY!
If you had our Pinot Meunier Rosé before, this white wine will give you a déjà vu moment. And... we are over the moon how this "new-to-us" wine turned out.
Think French style Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. Anything you would pair with these wines will work for our Blanc de Noir too. When it comes to food this wine is simply a chameleon, as it will match any dish. Rich pasta dishes, explore with BBQ meals, roasted veggies, seafood, roasted chicken, any flatbread, tacos,... all this pairs beautifully with the Blanc de Noir.
Private Liquor stores, fine restaurants & winery directly.
NEW WINE STYLE! It's the sexy French cousin from our Pinot Meunier Rosé
(Apr 6, 2023 at 6:11 PM)
Absolutely fantastic!! Already ordered extra!
(Apr 14, 2023 at 9:19 PM)
This is so delicious! Exciting to see a new wine come from 8th gen. It’s fresh, it’s fruity, but it has a clean crispy finish reminiscent of the Riesling classic that we are so happy to see back this year.
(Apr 16, 2023 at 5:15 PM)
I would highly recommend! Great patio wine,?I think it is right up there with the Rose Pinot Muenir grapes as our favourite
(Apr 20, 2023 at 7:42 AM)
To be honest this is a 4.5 for me. Nothing can be perfect but this wine comes close. I have not had this variety before so it is difficult to compare with others. That being said this wine was delicious. The fruitiness on the nose almost knocked me over. The bouquet is simply outstanding. Interesting tasting notes as well as. Paired with seafood linguine which was magnificent. This wine is excellent for tasting and with food so I highly recommend it.
(May 9, 2023 at 5:24 PM)
Wow! I didn’t think 8th Gen could make another wine that I’d love as much as the Pinot Meunier Rose. I’m very happy to say that they indeed have! Love this wine. Fresh, crisp and fruity with the most beautiful bouquet.