|Residual Sugar (G/L)||2.8|
A COMPENDIUM is a compilation of concise items on a subject, in our case, the combination of soil, climate, clone selection, and hand- harvesting of grape clusters to create this unique wine. The fruit was selected from speci cally designated blocks within our vineyard estates in Osoyoos (95%) and Oliver (5%) where the porous soil forces the vines to search for nutrients. This struggle results in elegant and luscious fruit.
The late spring and delayed bud burst notwithstanding, a dry June, steady summer warmth and picture-perfect autumn weather made for an early harvest of exceptional quality. The hottest August and September on record were counterbalanced by an unprecedented Arctic outflow on October 10th, which brought vintage 2009 to a swift conclusion requiring patience, steadfastness and resourcefulness from our picking crews. Harvest for Compendium took place in our southern vineyards in Osoyoos and Oliver. These estate vineyards feature a dry growing season with hot summer days tempered by cool nights. The high day-night temperature differential average of 15°C (59°F) in the weeks before harvest trigger a high concentration of polyphenols, creating wines with great flavour and colour intensity. State-of-the-art receiving facilities enabled varieties to be harvested with careful efficiency at optimum ripeness.
Fermentation & extended maceration in small French Oak Fermenters.
Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months.
Hand harvested from Oliver & Osoyoos Vineyards in October 2009.
Date: 28 September 2011
It is very focused and concentrated with deep aromas of both red and dark berries, cedar, sandalwood, and hints of dried herbs.
The palate is rich and full bodied with complex flavours of plum and blackberries, along with classic southern Okanagan notes of dried earth and wild sage.
With ample tannins and fresh acidity, this wine will cellar well and be a perfect foil for rich meats or game.