Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Wine Club Member Price $27.32
October 14, 2022
The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits aromas of gooseberry and under-ripe nectarine. Complex flavours of peach, citrus and elderflower are displayed with a rich texture on the palate. With its crisp acidity and long finish, this wine is perfect as an aperitif, or paired with creamy seafood pasta.
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.
This wine is meant to be enjoyed upon release.
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 allowed to settle and then the clarified juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 14°C to retain the natural fresh aromatics.