2016 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Edgy on the palate with lemon drop, lemongrass, and lime zest flavours. There is a slight herbaceous note on the crisp finish...all in perfect balance. A favourite to begin nearly any occasion.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
September & October 2016
Our 2016 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc was grown in two of our estate vineyards. Black Sage Bench is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit. Osoyoos, the region’s most southern area, is comprised of arid benchlands that benefit from the lake’s effect providing the region with more than 200 frost-free days. This warm climate allows the grapes to completely ripen for full flavour.
18% fermented in French Oak for 6 months
The 2016 harvest lasted 76 days and set records for being our longest harvest ever on record. The weather was ‘optimal’ with an early start to the season. April and May were warmer than average and bud break was three weeks early. The lack of heat waves in the summer kept sugar levels and phenolic maturity in sync so that ripening progressed slowly and predictably. The berries were firm and had perfectly healthy skins and therefore vivid, deep flavours, great acidity and excellent freshness. The harvest concluded on November 9th, marking an exceptional Okanagan vintage, and producing stunning wines for the 2016 vintage.