2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character. Our 2013 vintage concluded with the arrival of winter and our first-ever Merlot Icewine picked on November 21st followed by our Vidal and Riesling Icewine picked on December 5th.
Sauvignon Blanc is one of those grape varietals that really tells you where its 'home' is with only a smell and a sip. The grapes that we selected from two of our estate vineyards highlight the bright citrus and freshly cut herb nature of Sauvignon Blanc from the Okanagan Valley tinged with the perfect amount of passionfruit. This wine is dry and zesty beginning with the nose of lemon zest and honey. Lime and tropical fruit enter the flavour spectrum along with lemongrass. Crisp on the finish.
7 months in stainless steel.
Versatile, Sauvignon Blanc is always a welcome addition to any gathering and perfectly sublime with most salads. Try it with toasted pine nuts, shrimp egg rolls, prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe, celery root salad with a light vinaigrette, or turkey with a light citrus sauce.