Sperling Vineyards Amber Pinot Gris 2016
- Rated 4 stars
- Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
- Reviewed by: Rick VanSickle
- Published on: February 14, 2018
- Last modified: February 14, 2018
This is an “orange” or “amber” natural wine made with nothing added and nothing taken away (no sulphites or other additives, and no fining or filtration). In the glass, it’s slightly cloudy with a brilliant, glowing amber hue. It’s not a fruity nose in the traditional sense, but more of a stone-fruit and melon expression with umami undertones and earthy, pulpy, orange zest accents that change as you swirl, adding black tea, mineral and savoury notes. There is a rounded feel on the palate with pulpy citrus, fuzzy peach, melon, mineral and citrus zest with underlying forest floor. Subtle notes of foraged mushrooms evoke that umami feel through the finish.