Our Township 7 Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of passion fruit, gooseberry and fresh lime rind. The palate similarly displays passion fruit, stone fruit and a clean crisp citrus finish. Enjoy on its own or paired with grilled halibut and asparagus or your favourite shellfish.
This 100% stainless steel fermented Sauvignon Blanc is carefully selected from two sites on the North Bench of Oliver. There were two parcels of fruit were used in this wine. The first was fermented cool to retain varietal aromatics and crisp acidity whilst the second parcel was fermented slightly warmer (16-18°C) to add roundness to the palate and tropical fruits to the profile.
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; however, this was quickly followed by warmer temperatures, which brought flooding to some parts of the Valley. A very dry summer followed with 82 days without any rain. Fires resulted in many parts of southern BC and northern Washington State 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 than we are accustomed 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 and there was relief that our grapes were not affected by smoke taint. In the fall we experienced some frost in low-lying regions at the beginning of October, but most vineyards were able to continue the ripening process, providing an additional 3 weeks of hang time. Due to these unusual factors yields were down about 15% for this vintage, however the fruit quality, flavours and ripeness were all very good.
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest Brix: 22.2B average
Harvest Date: September 11 and 29, 2017
Vineyards: Blue Terrace and Rock Pocket, Oliver
Technical data: pH 3.36, TA 6.8 g/L, RS 9.3 g/L
Cases produced: 548 • SKU 34355 • UPC 6 26990 02451 4