New Release
2023 Sauvignon Blanc

2023 Sauvignon Blanc


Grapefruit, Gooseberry, Guava, Lime, Mineral, Vibrant, Chiseled


The 2023 Sauvignon Blanc is a hypothetical assemblage of the three distinct styles of Sauvignon Blanc: California’s Fumé Blanc, New Zealand Marlborough and Loire Valley’s Pouilly-Fumé.

Our Sauvignon Blanc comes together like an NFL playbook and shows that beautiful balance of gooseberry, herbaceous and green notes while the 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. Brief skin contact before pressing, along with the use of both stainless steel, 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.

The highlight of the 2023 Sauvignon Blanc is that extra layer of richness thanks to low yields and a warm growing season. While the acidity is high as always, the texture of the acid is rounder and the mid-palate is noticeably weightier. Compared the 2022, the fruit profile is riper and more on the tropical and orchard fruit end of the spectrum, compared to the previous vintage where the profile was more grassy, tart berries and lime. 2022 and 2023 Sauvignon Blanc are rather in contrast with one another, both lovely expressions of this noble variety but on different ends of the spectrum.

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  • 91 points

    Located near Oliver, Le Vieux Pin is focused on provocative white blends of Roussanne, and expressive red wines from Syrah and Marsanne and Viognier. But wine lovers shouldn’t overlook this stylish expression of sauvignon blanc made from vineyards in the South Okanagan. A blend of tank- and barrel-fermented wines, this is really refreshing with intense citrusy and earthy notes that carry through to a lingering finish. Drink now to 2027.

    Christopher Waters Globe and Mail  |  Tasted: April 2024
  • 89 points

    Winemaker Severine Pinte was inspired to make this wine, having tasted the wines of the late legendary Loire winemaker Didier Dagueneau. Grassy grapefruit marks the nose and spills onto the palate, with a citrus herby undercurrent running through its leesy mid-palate and finish. Dry with a touch of bitterness, it is built for local shellfish. The wine is aged for 6 months on its lees and regularly stirred in a mix of 43% stainless steel tanks, 15% French barriques, and 42% larger (puncheon) barrels. Delicious and ready to drink.

    Anthony Gismondi Gismondi on Wine  |  Tasted: May 2024
  • 90 points

    Inspired by the late legendary Loire winemaker Didier Dagueneau, this sauvignon blanc rested 6 months on lees in a mix of 43% stainless, 15% French barrels, and 42% puncheons, with regularly diminishing bâtonnage. Crunchy grapefruit, greengage, and lime blossom are lined with a fine lees bed and shaped with grapefruit rind along a slender palate, finishing with a citrus twist. Very stylish, and moreish. 599 cases.

    Treve Ring Gismondi on Wine  |  Tasted: May 2024