Sourced from grapes by our next door neighbour, the Loveridge Vineyard on the Naramata Bench, this Gewürztraminer is crafted in a classic Alsatian style.
The 2013 growing season was ideal in the Okanagan in many respects. A well-timed start in the spring and plenty of precipitation through June provided generous vine development. Summer was classic Okanagan with plentiful warm, sunny days and cool nights. The harvest season was dry and temperate, punctuated by a cool and moist trend at the end of September that slowed ripening and allowed extended ‘hang-time’ to build flavour in the grapes before returning to normal, cool and dry October conditions.
Cold fermented in a stainless steel tank over 30 days with an average temperature of 14°C enabled our winemaking team to lock in the intense aromatics and flavours of the grapes. The textbook spicy honeysuckle and tangerine notes with just a kiss of sweetness makes this our go to wine for the summer patio.
Bursting with the hallmark lychee, tangerine and apricot aromas.
The palate has pretty peach, grapefruit and pineapple highlights. Slightly off-dry, it has a mouthwatering and juicy balance of acidity and natural fruit-driven characteristics.
A brilliant accompaniment to raw fruits and nuts, soft and medium cheeses and the more exotic cuisine of north Africa and the Middle East. A fabulous summer sipper, this lush, aromatic wine is perfect for casual entertaining with friends and family.