2016 Reserve Limited Edition Viognier
Gloriously aromatic, this exotic wine delivers apricots, warm summer peaches and hints of candied ginger. Prepare to be exhilarated!
September 22 - 26, 2016
Our 2016 Limited Edition Reserve Viognier was farmed from a single vineyard estate in West Osoyoos where the semi-arid climate and desert-like condition provide an ideal environment for grapes with a high skin-to-juice ratio. The result is vibrant flavor and intensity. After a gentle pressing we fermented the Viognier in a mixture of concrete eggs and stainless steel tanks. The concrete eggs have given the wine incredible texture and weight, and the stainless tanks have kept all that amazing apricot and peach fruit.
95% Stainless Steel, 5% Ceramic Ball
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.