Our winemaker has a penchant for cooking with a flair. One of his favourite things is
throwing caution to the wind as he adds different spices to his meat rubs. This approach
of mixing and trial certainly came in handy when creating the blends for Diabolica.
A little bit of this, a little bit of that, tasting, re-tasting, and voilà, a devilishly delicious wine.
The aromatics on this wine are a result of the expressive Viognier and Riesling that
first greet you and lure you in. Citrusy elements with a nice mouthfeel come from the
Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. The wine exudes with tropical fruit like pineapple and
mango. Musky peach, green apple, and orange blossom honey round out the flavour
spectrum with a crispness that makes you want to lick your lips. Yes, it is tempting.
While we would love to suggest this with deviled eggs, our preferences lean a bit more on
the expected side tinged with a bit of experimentation. A fresh green salad with mandarin
oranges, sliced fennel and a light vinaigrette is tasty or a pan-seared white fish with almond
slivers. Your favourite quinoa side dish, preferably with coloured grains, turns this into an
elegant pairing. On the go or too little time? Try these quick appetizers – dill Havarti cheese
with flax-seed crackers, hummus with a squeeze of fresh lemon, or assorted roasted nuts.
Be a bit unconventional. Tempt your friends with different foods each time.
Appellation: 100% Okanagan Valley BC VQA
Vineyards: Oliver, Osoyoos, Naramata, Kelowna
Blend: Pinot Blanc 27%, Riesling 19%, Semillon 12%, Chardonnay 12%
Viognier 12%, Sauvignon Blanc 6%, Gewurztraminer 5%, Pinot Gris 4%
Aging: Stainless steel fermenters
Alc: 13% | TA: 5.7 g/L | pH: 3.36