Our vineyard estates throughout the Okanagan reported “excellent quality” in reds and whites, though the season was not without significant challenges: late bud break, cool, unsettled conditions during flowering and unseasonably cool summer weather. These particular stresses throughout the growing season meant that our vineyard crews were prepared for a late harvest and hard at work at all times to ensure uniform quality at moderately reduced yields. A challenging September dampened expectations even further, with some nights so cold that frosts were a real possibility. However, a dry and sunny October saved the season, making up for lost time – fully ripening grapes without losing their cruicial acidity. Overall, flavours and balance ensured quality wines in all varieties, albeit in much samller quantities. The whites are fresh and juicy while the red wines are concentrated and well structured.
Rich and succulent, with focused pear, key lime, mango and spice aromas. The palate is exotic and complex with tropical notes, allspice, lavender and citrus infused acidity. Touches of earth and mineral persist on the long and stylish finish.
|13.5% Alc. | R.S. 2.5 g/l | T.A. 6.0 g/l|
|Oaked:||35%, Aged in French oak fr 8 months|
|Harvest:||September 22 – November 1st 2010|
|Vineyards:||Oliver & Osoyoos|