This Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of boxwood, passion fruit, citrus, gooseberry and grassy notes. The palate is similar but displays a roundness that balances out the crisp acidity. Enjoy on its own or paired with grilled spot prawns or your favourite shellfish.
Sourced exclusively from the best fruit parcels of Blue Terrace Vineyard, this 100% barrel fermented and aged (7 months) Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in 15% new and 85% neutral French oak barrels. Lees stirring weekly during fermentation and ageing contributes to the full mouthfeel which balances the crisp acidity.
The 2017 growing season started off slowly in the Okanagan valley. We did not see bud burst until mid-May and flowering began mid-June. The spring was wet and cooler than normal, but this was quickly followed by warmer temperatures which resulted in flooding. This was followed by 82 days of no rain. Fires resulted in many parts of BC in July and August. Smoke from fires in the north, south and west provided protection from the intense heat of the summer but also created a more humid environment that we are used to in the Okanagan. This resulted in higher disease pressure and some vineyards were overwhelmed with powdery mildew. Fortunately, our growers were vigilant, and we came through relatively unscathed. By veraison the smoke had cleared so there was relief. We did experience frost in low lying regions at the beginning of October, but most vineyards were able to hang on and we gained an additional 3 weeks of hang time. However, due to all these factors yields were down about 15%, however the fruit quality, flavours & ripeness were all very good.
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyards: Blue Terrace, North Bench Oliver
Harvest Date: September, 22 • Harvest Brix 22.0 B average
pH 3.42 • TA 6.2 g/L • RS 3.5 g/L • Alcohol 13.5%
Cases produced: 348 • SKU 695536 • UPC 6 26990 20880 8