Pinot Gris is one of the darling varietals of the Okanagan Valley. It ripens easily and consistently produces an enjoyable, fruit forward yet food friendly wine.
INSIDER TIP: Partially fermented in a concrete egg creates amazing mouthfeel and texture.
Making a well-balanced Chardonnay is a challenge that requires both a level of judgment and restraint to fully showcase the fruit characteristics, balanced with fullness and finesse, that only French oak can impart.
INSIDER TIP: Concrete egg fermentors bring texture & a sense of minerality
Viognier grows at our Perfect Hedge Vineyard in Osoyoos. An hour south of the Naramata Bench winery site, this vineyard provides the extra heat units that Viognier requires to ripen fully. Viognier is a unique white varietal combining the weightiness on the palate of Chardonnay and the amazing floral aromatics of Gewürztraminer.
Insider Tip: The trick with Viognier is to get optimal ripeness without losing acidity - something we've mastered with two separate pick dates.
91 points - John Schreiner
SOLD OUT - Next release May 2017. Guarantee your allocation and join the Preferred Share Wine Club or join our Newsletter to find out about new releases.
This Small Cap release is a tribute to how wine was made a thousand years ago. Using a hands-off winemaking approach, this is our 3rd year of working with the ancient technique of fermenting in terracotta clay Amphorae. Viognier and Roussanne are typical Rhône-style varietals and rather unique in BC.
Insider Tip: Only 167 cases made - Winery direct. Unique 500 ml bottle with glass stopper.