QUATRAIN is four lines of verse that we interpret as four varietals giving balance and structure to this wine. We painstakingly managed each vine from distinct blocks to ensure perfect ripeness and opulent flavours from our vineyard estates in eastern Osoyoos (90%) and the Black Sage Bench in Oliver (10%). This unique cuvée was fermented in small, specially designed French oak fermenters.
Generous notes of black currant, dark plum, cassis and
dried herbs. This full-bodied red built around Merlot and Syrah, offers great
concentration of fruit and spice with firm tannins and nice structure.
43% Merlot | 18% Syrah | 18% Cabernet Franc | 12% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with
exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early
budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance
was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to
mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled of
just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the
grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was
superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance