Making a well-balanced Chardonnay is a challenge that requires both a level of judgment and restraint to fully showcase the fruit characteristics, together with fullness and finesse.
The Viognier grows at our Perfect Hedge Vineyard in Osoyoos and BullPine vineyard. An hour south of the Naramata Bench winery site, this vineyard is hotter and provides the extra heat units that Viognier requires to ripen fully.
Insider Tip: The trick with Viognier is to get optimal ripeness without losing acidity, thus choosing the right day to pick is critical.
This small cap release is a tribute to how wine was made in ancient times. Using a hands-off winemaking approach, this is our 8th year of working with 500L terracotta Clay Amphorae. The result is a wine that challenges you to define it to a specific region or style.
INSIDER TIP: Originally used in ancient Greek & Roman days, this approach embodies the artisan desire to make wines more naturally with wild ferments and minimal intervention.