2020 Cuveé Doreé

2020 Cuveé Doreé


Apricots, Wildflowers, Honeysuckle, Vanilla, Round, Decadent, Lingering


2020 marks the second-ever release of Cuvée Dorée. Think of our classic Ava blend, but aged twice as long and none aged in concrete or stainless: all Fench oak of the standard 225L and larger 500L puncheons. Take the Ava profile, make it richer, fuller, rounder, and more sultry. There is serious mid-palate weight here and a finish that is, frankly, monumental.

This wine is proof in the pudding that Canada’s only pocket desert perfectly suits these late-ripening Rhone originating white noble grapes. The South Okanagan Valley may one day be a legitimate challenger for the best place on earth to grow them.

Thanks to the picture-perfect growing season in 2020, there are even extra layers of richness and depth to an already complete wine. Do not miss out on this release and certainly make sure some bottles are tucked away for the mid-term, as this wine will be gracefully ageing for years to come.

  • Meat-Based

    Herb-crusted quail or chicken with cornbread stuffing served with apricot jus or a side dish of roasted potatoes in herb de Provence.


    A mild spicy noodle dish like Pad Thai or a Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry would pair marvelously.