Sourced from vineyard estates in the southern most eastern region of Osoyoos, our Southern Cross Sauvignon Blanc is the epitome of crisp minerality benefiting from partial French oak fermentation. Southern Cross was selected as the wine's name to reflect the geography of the vineyards and their proximity to the border crossing between Canada and the United States. The vineyard estate itself is a gorgeous vista point. Image No.16 reflects the dynamic vineyard rows, a tendril’s growth, and the mountains in background landscape.
Elevation: 320m - 380m
Estate: Osoyoos East
Clonal Selection: French clones 241 and 378
Canopy: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning); cordon spur pruned.
Soil: Stone-free, deep Aeolian deposits of loamy sand to sand with coarse texture formed by sandy fluvioglacial deposits.
Climate: Northerly aspect; vineyard temperatures warmer during day, temperate evenings.
Aged: Partially fermented (35%) for seven months in French oak
Date: September 2013
Mid-weight with layers of lime, guava, pink grapefruit, green apple, and candied apricot. Gooseberry and tarragon mid-palate with a structured flint finish.