A little bit dry, and a little bit sweet; we build our 7 Blanc blend to reflect the unique terroir of the Naramata Bench. 100% sourced from our Penticton vineyard, it’s a unique blend of Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer that creates ‘summer in a glass’.
All three varietals were cool fermented at 14°C for approximately three weeks in stainless steel tanks, enabling the classic varietal characteristics to really shine. We fermented in small batches using specific yeast selections, to express each of grape’s unique floral and spicy qualities. Our first vintage of 7 Blanc with grapes from Sperling Vineyard in Kelowna and Fool’s Gold in Oliver, they provide the additional complexity of their northern and southern climes bringing both zesty brightness and lush citrusy elements
The 2015 season in the Okanagan Valley can be summed up in one word — fantastic. An early spring start provided the necessities for superior vine growth. July and August were very sunny and hot leading to good sugar development within the grapes and much earlier ripening than normal. We began our earliest harvest on record, on August 22, and by the end of September completed the bulk of our grape picking. September was similarly, warm and sunny with slightly cooler nights allowing for continued phenolic ripening. A superb harvest for the record books, was finished at our earliest date ever, October 8.