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2017 Bluebird Passage Viognier

2017 Bluebird Passage Viognier

A reflection of Proprietor Anthony von Mandl’s vision from three decades ago, the Terroir Collection showcases the Okanagan Valley's unique microclimates and diversity with each wine featuring a photographic image echoing an aspect of its home.

The top 3% of our estate fruit is hand-selected for these wines by our winemaker and each individual lot is carefully tasted throughout the winemaking process to ensure its quality level before the nal blend. The first step begins in the vineyards where we examine soil type, matching that with the clone by specic varietal, adapting to the climate, vineyard altitude and aspect, and the intense vine devotion that is a result of our careful precision farming. Because of this meticulous care, each offering is limited.

For us, the Terroir Collection is the heart of our passion.

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/ 750 ml
SKU: 858282
Tasting Notes
Fresh and intensely aromatic. This Viognier is bursting with ripe Okanagan peaches, apricots and pears all complimented by notes of jasmine and a hint of ginger.
Food Pairing Notes
Shrimp and scallops with garlic cream sauce or ginger-candied salmon with apricot jelly.
Winemaker Notes
Appellation
Osoyoos West
Varietals
100% Viognier
Clones
Clone 642 & FPS 01
Harvested
September 28 - October 13, 2017
Alcohol %
13.4
TA
6.4 g/L
pH
3.23
Production
The Osoyoos Lake and surrounding area has one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in Canada. The Western Bluebird, characterized by a blue throat and rusty upper back and breast, shares some of the Mountain Bluebird’s range in southwestern Canada. It occupies southern British Columbia through southern California into central Mexico and northward up through New Mexico to western Montana. Mountain and Western Bluebird populations are increasing after an all time low in the 1970’s. As part of our deep belief in sustainability and living in harmony with the wildlife in our region, we named this wine Bluebird Passage. We have found over the years that Viognier grows exceptionally well in the western area of Osoyoos where the semi-arid climate and desert-like conditions provide an ideal environment for grapes with a high skin-to-juice ratio. The result is vibrant flavour and intensity.