Our Odyssey White Brut sparkling wine is made from a blend of Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay Musque and Riesling grapes. The wine's second fermentation is in the bottle and left on the yeast for 16 months. The bottles are then riddled and disgorged and the dosage is added.
Served chilled in a Champagne flute, this pale straw-coloured wine provides a lively display of fine bubbles. The aroma is fruity and fresh. On the palate, the wine has a full creamy texture with flavours hinting of citrus fruits and apricots. The finish is crisply refreshing.
Medium fine white mousse. Green apple, lime, light floral, honey, nutty aromas. Fresh, crisp, fairly dry and juicy palate with pinprick mousse. Baked green apple, lime, spicy, nutty, light quince flavours. Finish is somewhat sweet and sour with a rind-y note but offers good intensity and balance.
The Heiss family has been a pioneer of the wine industry since 1972, from growing grapes to supporting the promotion of British Columbia’s world famous VQA wines. In 1998 the family was honoured with the Founder Award from the Okanagan Wine Festival Society for the winery’s outstanding contributions to this unique wine-growing region. At Gray Monk Estate Winery, optimum growing conditions allow a range of cool climate grape varieties to flourish, including Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Auxerrois. The Heiss family grew grapes for 10 years prior to establishing the winery. Today, some of the original surviving vines are now more than 25 years old and used to make Gray Monk’s signature wines. Gray Monk also creates red wines of note, such as Pinot Noir and Merlot, from grapes that are grown in the Okanagan Valley.
Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay Musque and Riesling