Martin's Lane Winery
Simes Vineyard Pinot Noir
$66.99** Suggested retail price
About this winery
Striking. Rugged terrain and a pristine, deep lake define our region. The Okanagan Valley, British Columbia is the wine world's best kept secret. Here, latitude and altitude synthesize to form something truly unique.
The site is not exactly a recipe for rich wine. In fact, it’s all about cool climate characteristics, as in aromatic with bright acidity and freshness. The pinot noir is a mix of two clones 943 and 667 (picked two weeks apart) aged in French oak for 17 months. The result is a bright, pure fruit pinot without any makeup. Minerally, sapid, juicy and bright, the fruit quality is outstanding.
The Simes Vineyard is a uniquely north-facing with granite-based soils, both making it quite marginal and challenging. This leads to cool, fresh and bright aromatic characters in the wines. The Vineyard is heavily sloped with Pinot Noir at the top and Riesling (the last parcel picked every year) at the bottom. One of our hidden treasures.
Spontaneous Fermentation, 17 months in a french extra tight grain oak.