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Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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Sauvignon Blanc 2021
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The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits aromas of lime zest and under-ripe peach. On the palate are complex melon, citrus and chamomile flavours with a soft undertone of mineral notes. With its crisp acidity and a long finish, this wine is perfect as an aperitif, with light pasta or seafood.


Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Naramata Bench
Harvest Date
September 17th, 2021
Sugar
0.85 g/l
Acid
5.4
pH
3.41
Alcohol %
13.1
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits aromas of lime zest and under-ripe peach. On the palate are complex melon, citrus and chamomile flavours with a soft undertone of mineral notes. With its crisp acidity and a long finish, this wine is perfect as an aperitif, with light pasta or seafood.
Vineyard Notes
2021 arrived from one of the easiest winters we have seen with no bud or vine death detected. Bud burst was a full week ahead of 2020 so it was an earlier than normal start to the season. Early spring was dry and cool. A light frost in mid-May occurred but the vines were unscathed. May’s average temperatures were between 20°C – 25°C. The first heat arrived at the end of May: 40°C in Osoyoos that lasted for 2 days. With only a couple of days of rain, it was one of the driest springs on record. The last week of June set records with a 7-day heat dome which brought 46°C in Osoyoos, 44°C in Skaha, and 43°C in Penticton. The remainder of July enjoyed consistent heat with temperatures in the mid to high 30’s °C. The first week of August saw some cloudy skies due to smoke from fires, but the next 2 weeks of August were crystal clear and hot with very little precipitation. August 20th saw the cooler weather move in and 25°C became the norm. September was beautiful, sunny and warm, 25°C – 30°C, perfect for ripening grapes. Whites were harvested 10-14 days earlier than average. Because of the heat dome, the estate vineyards were 15-20% down in tonnage but showed excellent fruit quality.
Production Notes
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Winemaker Notes
This wine is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Oliver region. Grapes were hand picked in the cool early morning and processed immediately to retain freshness. The juice was settled and then separated into stainless steel tanks and some was also racked into barrels for fermentation, with 92% of the barrels being neutral oak and 8% being new oak. Fermentation was finished in the barrels and then blended together aged sur lie for 6 months being stirred 3 times a week.
Other Notes
This wine is meant to be enjoyed upon release. Drink 2022 - 2025
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