Ever so slightly cloudy/matte sunny hay in colour. This is very lithe and focused and low in alc (10.4%) Ripe citrus rind, sage and hay. Sneaky bright and intense palate of apple skin and green tea but dry and driven. Long and refreshing. This is a little more lithe than the 2018 and shows amazing verve and intensity. We are very excited to see where it goes over the next 5-15 years. Now - 2031?
This a new vineyard for us planted in Okanagan Falls in 1995. This is a warmer site than our Kelowna vineyard and is picked earlier for acid retention. Destemmed and direct pressed this is fermented in a combination of stainless steel and old barriques. It spent only 6 months in barrel and is a brighter and fresher interpretation of Semillon. Unfined and unfiltered but clear and without sediment. Drink now - 2024?