Our 2013 Reserve Pinot Blanc was farmed from a single vineyard estate in East Kelowna. The Lakeshore Vineyard, first planted in 1994, is on a steep hillside that enjoys the lake’s moderating influence with excellent air drainage and is ideally suited for Pinot Blanc.
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.
The fruit from this small block displays itself vividly in our Reserve Pinot Blanc. Aromatics of stone fruits and white blossom begin, and are quickly followed by flavours of tangerine, apricot, yellow apple, and subtle oak spice. There is a long, lingering finish on this intensely aromatic wine. A treat for the senses.
|100% Pinot Blanc|
|13.0% Alc. | R.S. 5.5 g/l | T.A. 5.7 g/l | pH 3.17|
|Oaked:||Aged in French for 6 months|
|Vineyards:||Lakeshore Vineyard Estate|