Blend: Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13.9 % | PH: 3.16 | Titratable acidity: 6.9 g/L
Bottling Date: March 2018
Cellaring: 3+ years
A complex and intense nose with lots of vanilla, caramel and hazelnut combining with ripe peach, gooseberry, banana and mango and fresh grassy and green bell pepper notes. The palate is full bodied, intense and powerful with crisp acidity. The toasty oak is well integrated and combines nicely with the passionfruit, stone fruit and mineral wet stone notes on the long finish. Pair with a Dungeness crab and pomelo salad or white fish sautéed in butter.
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were harvested by hand from September
18th-22nd, 2017 from our vineyard in Keremeos. They were hand sorted
and dropped whole bunch by gravity into the pneumatic press for gently
extraction of the juice. After completion, 40% of the juice was fermented
and aged in tank to promote its delicate and fresh fruity flavours.
The other 60% was fermented and aged in a selection of oak barrels
in order to develop the mouthfeel and to infuse woodsy, toasty and
spicy undertones. After 4 months and 3 rackings the wine was filtered,
stabilized and bottled.