PERPETUA means long-lasting…continuous, which represents to our family
the concept of generations – our roots and our future. 100% harvested from
three individual blocks in our eastern Osoyoos vineyard estate. Historic French
Burgundian Dijon clones were used lending a unique flavour and aromatic
profile. With limited skin contact, a select portion was fermented in new French
oak, and aged sur lie for nine months with gentle hand-stirring every two weeks.
42 barrels produced.
The 2013 vintage is a reminder that the Okanagan is one of the world’s northern-
most serious wine regions. Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start,
late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal
spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed
vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and
August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest
vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall
caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking
season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and
the wines are showing excellent balance and character.
A combination of richness, creamy texture and finely woven bright acidity an-
chors the pear, lemon curd and baking spice flavours.
The 2013 Perpetua shows an alluring purity and seamless integration of all the elements, with good length and intensity.
100% Chardonnay | Three Chardonnay Clones
Clone 76 (Dijon) | Clone 809 (Loire) | Clone 96 (Dijon)
Alcohol: 13.5% | Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l | pH 3.16
Harvested in September 2013 from our Osoyoos Vineyard Estate.
After crushing and skin contact, the free run wine is set aside.
A carefully selected portion is barrel fermented in new French oak,
aged for 9 months sur lie, and stirred by hand every two weeks.
42 barrels produced | Bottled on September 9th, 2014