Pinot Gris is the most planted white varietal in Okanagan Valley. It ripens easily and consistently produces an enjoyable, fruit forward and 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, together with fullness and finesse.
INSIDER TIP: One of our Small Cap wines, with a limited production of 500 cases.
David Lawrason Wine Align - 92 Points
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.
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.