Our 2014 Perpetua is a combination of richness, creamy texture finely woven bright acidity anchored by pear, lemon curd and baking spice flavours. Perpetua shows an alluring purity and seamless integration of all the elements, with good length and intensity.
Clone 76 (Dijon) | Clone 96 (Dijon) | Clone 809 (Loire)
September 2014 from our Osoyoos Vineyard estate
After crushing and skin contact, the free run wine is set aside. A carefully selected portion is barrel fermented in new French oak, aged for 9 months sur lie, and stirred by hand every two weeks. 26 barrels produced.
A carefully selected portion is barrel fermented in new French oak, aged for 9 months sur lie, and stirred by hand every two weeks.
September 9, 2015
The 2014 vintage started well and was near perfect with some calling it the “best ever”! Winter and spring rains followed by encouraging July weather allowed the vines to focus on berry-set along with growing bunches. Hot weather in the summer months and an absence of rain saw the vine respond appropriately, with canopies in excellent balance, however, well thought out drip irrigation was a saviour this year, allowing the vines to maintain sufficient health to ripen. The dry, warm and hot summer produced good growth permitting all varieties to ripen with excellent balance. Cooler autumn months along with further assistance by rigorous leaf plucking and bunch thinning helped promote distinct varietal flavours. When the Okanagan’s warmest and driest growing season concluded on November 4th, it was judged as challenging but ultimately rewarding. Vineyards lived up to their pedigrees producing outstanding wines for the 2014 vintage.