2016 Sauvignon Blanc
We took the decision to pick our sauvignon blanc early (mid August) to maintain chiselled natural acidity and low alcohol levels (12%). The 2016 sauvignon blanc shows that beautiful balance of gooseberry, herbaceous and green notes while slight tropical side of this noble grape variety pokes its head out here and there with guava and passionfruit suggestions. Bergamot orange rind notes greet you on the nose. Tart orchard fruits come later in waves. The partial skin contact before pressing, along with the use of both stainless steel, mostly neutral oak and a different élevage regime for each vessel, resulted in a complex wine that is a pleasure for both the palate and the intellect. A truly unique expression of Sauvignon Blanc that captures the spirit and sense of place of our celebrated wine region.
Oysters on the half shell topped with lemon and pepper infused vodka or frisée salad dressed with lardon and a soft boiled quail’s egg are some of our favorites.
|Region:||South Okanagan’s Golden Mile and Osoyoos Lake District|
|Age of Vines:||4 to 15. mostly in mid teens|
|Aging:||4.5 months: 71% stainless steel, 29% French oak/ 8% new oak|