CUVÉE DORÉE IN 7 WORDS
Apricots, Wildflowers, Honeysuckle, Vanilla, Round, Decadent, Lingering
2021 marks the third-ever release of Cuvée Dorée. Think of our classic Ava blend, but aged twice as long and none of the components aged in concrete or stainless: all Fench oak of the standard 225L and larger 500L puncheons. Take the Ava profile, and 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 extra heat units of 2021 growing season, there is an extra layer 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.