Near Penticton, BC, Moraine Winery straddles white clay cliffs overlooking Okanagan Lake, brilliantly interpreting local terroir in wines such as their Pinot Noir.
Fruit from the perfectly-sited Sophia’s vineyard is carefully picked, classically fermented and then aged for 10 months in premium French oak from the Tronçais forest, renowned for its tight grain and delicate flavour extraction. Moraine’s 2013 Pinot Noir shows notes of violets, vivid red fruit and nuanced oak. The palate is well-balanced, with natural acidity and juicy, lingering tannins, and showing the earthy complexity of a few year of bottle age. Excellent with salmon, duck or strong cheese.