Lakeview Rosé 2022
Wine Club Member Price $27.31
November 3rd, 2022
This single vineyard rosé is a deep rose petal pink in appearance. This wine exhibits fragrant aromas of wild raspberries and white nectarines. The palate is refreshing with notes of white cherry, strawberry and candied watermelon. With its balanced acidity, this dry rosé can be enjoyed paired with grilled salmon or our 'Holler Honey' buns.
The 2022 vintage arrived from a very challenging 2021 winter with an arctic outflow that lasted for almost 2 weeks. Fortunately, all of our vineyards escaped the extreme cold unscathed. The rest of the 2022 winter was seasonal with the occasional dip in temperature past -8°C. Cool early spring temperatures led to a bud burst that was 10 – 14 days later than average and a slow start to the growing season. The cool weather and above average rainfall persisted through the entire spring. By the end of June, the weather had turned around and the typical dry, hot summer weather arrived and persisted until mid-August. A couple of typical Okanagan heatwaves came our way in July. Mid-August saw two weeks of unruly summer storms during which our vineyard on Upper Bench Road suffered a 15% crop loss due to hail damage. September was beautiful with +30°C temperatures for the first two weeks and clear skies throughout. For the last two weeks of September and the entire month of October the weather was beautiful with +25°C every day making these two months perfect for ripening grapes. Harvest was approximately 2 weeks later than normal. With a tight time frame to get all the fruit off our vines, harvest began with the Chardonnay, picked for our Extra Brut on September 29, and ended on November 12, when the Munson Mountain Cabernet Franc was harvested. A steady growing season that started slow and ended fast resulting in ripe, well-balanced grapes for the 2022 vintage.
100% single vineyard Malbec was harvested on November 3rd, 2022 from the estate Lakeview Vineyard. This vineyard is situated on the Naramata Bench between our Davenport and Chapman vineyards overlooking Lake Okanagan. The Malbec grapes were harvested, processed and fermented in stainless steel. The grapes were crushed and held for two hours under a nitrogen blanket, allowing flavours to be extracted but very little colour. The juice was then cold settled & fermented at 15°C to preserve the bright fruit flavours.
The Lakeview Rosé is ready, willing and able to be enjoyed upon release. Drink before 2025.