Blend of 39% Gewürztraminer, 22% Pinot Gris, 18% Sauvignon Blanc, 14% Riesling, 7% Chardonnay Musqué
March 14, 2018
This fun year-round sipper has aromas of ripe papaya, yellow plum, peach and honeysuckle, with a round mouthfeel and flavours of melon, starfruit, apple, lime, and spice with keen minerality.
Gewurztraminer from an organic vineyard in Naramata, in combination with Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc from our Lucy Vineyard make up the majority of the blend. The vines were cane pruned to an average of 3 short tons per acre. Riesling clones 21B and 49, in combination with a touch of Chardonnay Musqué make up the balance.
Each varietal of this blend was harvested individually at optimal physiological ripeness, in late September. The Gewurztraminer was crushed to extract flavour and pressed, while the Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay were whole cluster pressed to retain freshness. Each variety was fermented separately with carefully selected yeasts optimal for the respective grapes. The final blend was created after extensive taste trials. The wine was crossflow filtered and bottled in late February.
Food Pairing Notes
This blend has a hint of sweetness that works well with mild curries, white meat sausages, grilled prawns, sushi or fun on the beach with friends.