|Residual Sugar (G/L)||355.0|
|Full Cases (of 12) Produced||982|
The 2014 vintage started well was near perfect with some calling it the “best ever”! Winter and spring rains followed by encouraging July weather allowed the vines to focus on berry-set along with growing bunches. Hot weather in the summer months and an absence of rain saw the vine respond appropriately, with canopies in excellent balance, however, well thought out drip irrigation was a saviour this year, allowing the vines to maintain sufficient health to ripen. The dry, warm and hot summer produced good growth permitting all varieties to ripen with excellent balance. Cooler autumn months along with further assistance by rigorous leaf plucking and bunch thinning helped promote distinct varietal flavours. When the Okanagan’s warmest and driest growing season concluded on November 4th, it was judged as challenging but ultimately rewarding. Vineyards lived up to their pedigrees producing outstanding wines for the 2014 vintage.
Our 2014 Reserve Riesling Icewine was sourced from our estate vineyards - Black Sage Bench in Oliver and Mission Hill Road in West Kelowna. Black Sage Bench is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit. Mission Hill Road perched on the brow of Mt. Boucherie, an inactive volcano, with steep hills and stunning views. Icewine is a labour of love. One has to be patient to wait for the grapes on the vine, and then pick the grapes in below freezing temperatures in the early hours to ensure they are at their optimum.
Dates: 17 & 29 November 2014
Our Reserve Riesling Icewine has the aromatics of apricot and citrus.
Orange peel, lemon marmalade, and peach flavours. The sweetness is balanced with mouth-watering acidity. A definite treat for the senses.