Our 2013 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc was grown in two of our estate vineyards. Osoyoos, the region’s most southern area, is comprised of arid benchlands that benefit from the lake’s effect providing the region with more than 200 frost-free days. This warm climate allows the grapes to completely ripen for full flavour. Black Sage Bench is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit.
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.
Crisp and fresh on the palate with lemon drop, lemongrass and lime zest flavours that are bright and aromatic. The palate is edgy and refreshing, showing plenty of citrus fruit with slight herbaceous notes.
|100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|13.5% Alc. | R.S. 2.3 g/l | T. A. 6.1 g/l | 750 mL|
|Oaked: 25% Fermented in French oak for 6 months|
|Vineyards:||Osoyoos (72%) & Black Sage Bench (28%)|