2015 Reserve Late Harvest Vidal
A winery exclusive, this luscious Vidal sings with intense flavours of dried apricots and honeyed peaches balanced by the bright, crisp hints of lemon drop. Our Late Harvest Vidal is a delectable wine and is the perfect way to finish a meal.
February 2, 2016
Our 2015 Late Harvest Vidal was completely sourced from a single vineyard on our estate in Naramata. This bench vineyard benefits from the moderating lake effect that extends the ripening period. The extra hangtime, when the weather conditions are perfect, creates an opportunity for a late harvest wine to be created.
The weather in 2015 was pretty close to perfect for grape growing. It began with an early, mild spring, with budburst two weeks early. The mild weather continued and the months of May and June resulted in excellent fruit set. By the time harvest began, the season had broken average heat records! In September, temperatures cooled to near normal, and the rain stayed away providing a long and plentifully harvest which continued into the first couple of weeks of October. Overall, the extended harvest period allowed for uniform ripening and a very nice end to the season.