This wine was made to be enjoyed as a “Vin Rouge de Soif” – an easy, quaffable, mid-weight red that is as thirst quenching as it is easy to drink. Made from Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes, it is meant to be enjoyed at apéro hour with salumi, olives and nuts or with fun picnic or barbeque fare.
Varietals: Pinot Noir 60%, Gamay 40%
Awards & Reviews: TBA
- Pinot Noir: Sleeping Dog Vineyards, Naramata (clone 667 – planted 1997)
Hollenbach Vineyard, Skaha Bluff (clone 113) Gamay: Rocky Ridge Vineyard, Simikameen (Clone 509 planted 1998).
- The fruit was hand-picked and a sorting table was utilized to select only the best fruit. The fruit was crushed and destemmed and then fermented in a combination of small open top 500L fermenters and French oak casks. Our red fermentation technique revolves around small lots. This style of red fermentation allows us to preserve fresh fruit character
and allow the vineyards to express themselves. After fermentation, the lots were gently pressed off the skins, settled
for 24 hours, racked to barrel, and put straight through malolactic fermentation. This wine was aged for 9 months on
its fine lees in a combination of neutral barriques and neutral puncheons to let the fresh character of the 2019 vintage
shine through. The wine was then cross-flow filtered in order to gently focus the layers of the wine before bottling in the
summer of 2020.
- Aromas of cherry pie and tangy plums carry through to the palate. A white pepper counterpoint balances a fresh core of bright sour cherry fruit with a mouthwatering juicy finish. A versatile and excellent pairing to any charcuterie, fresh sausages, salmon, smoked fish, and mushroom dishes.