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Oliver

Semillon 100.0%
Alcohol 11.6%
PH 3.02
Acidity Tartaric 7.9
Residual Sugar (G/L) 7.4
Full Cases (of 12) Produced 648

Aromas of meyer lemons and blood orange are intense on this wine. These continue as flavours on a full-bodied palate, which is bright with refreshing acidity. All of the above continue through a long, crisp finish with an added sesame seed flavour.

Growing Conditions

Below Black Sage Road between Oliver and Osoyoos, this vineyard has a gentle West-facing slope. The soils are dense loam topsoil above gravel with limestone (calcium carbonate) covered granite cobbles throughout a deep profile. With the rough surface of the calcium carbonate, water stressed vine roots seek out these rocks for the small amount of water to be found on this surface.

Winemaking

Wild yeast fermentation took place in concrete and stainless steel tanks over the next 5 weeks, and was stopped using cold temperature with a small amount of residual sugar remaining in the wine. The wine was immediately racked from its yeast lees and allowed to age in stainless steel tanks for 7 months. The wine was clarified through filtration.

Harvest

Harvested on Oct. 13, the fruit was pressed whole clusters with the hard press fraction kept aside.

Bottling

Bottled mid-July 2017.

Nose

Aromas of meyer lemons, sesame, fresh mown hay, and blood orange are intense on this wine.

Palate

Lemons, sesame, fresh mown hay, and blood orange are intense on this wine. These continue as flavours on a full-bodied palate, which is bright with refreshing acidity. All of the above continue through a long, crisp finish with an added sesame seed flavour.

Food Pairing

Very versatile for food, try it with satay, sushi, ginger, grilled white fish, and charcuterie to name just a few.


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