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Marsanne 2017

Marsanne 2017
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Marsanne
Appellation
Similkameen Valley VQA
Sugar
23.5 Brix
Acid
5.8 g/L
pH
3.58
Bottling Date
July 6th, 2018
Residual Sugar
3.6 g/L
Alcohol %
13.6
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Marsanne
Appellation
Similkameen Valley VQA
Sugar
23.5 Brix
Acid
5.8 g/L
pH
3.58
Bottling Date
July 6th, 2018
Residual Sugar
3.6 g/L
Alcohol %
13.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2017 Marsanne is pale gold in colour and has an exotically complex nose made up of Asian pear, white peach, quince, apricot, and mandarin orange peel, in addition to notes of honeysuckle and white flowers. These aromas carry nicely onto the rich palate where they are joined by notes of golden delicious apple vanilla bean and spices, in addition to marmalade, marzipan and honey. The flavours are complimentary to the wonderful round texture in this wine, which is held in check by a nice vibrant acid backbone and a briny minerality reminiscent of crushed seashells. The overall impression is of a wine that is complex, full and rich, but with elegance, delicacy, and impeccable balance.
Vineyard Notes
The 2017 growing season was an interesting and highly unusual roller coaster ride! Higher than normal rainfall and an alarmingly cool spring gave way one of the warmest, driest summers in 40 years. The heat and dry weather caused forest fires in other areas of the province, which resulted in low levels of smoke in the atmosphere for about 2 months during the summer. The smoke turned out to be a blessing because it reflected a good deal of the sunlight away from our vines and kept the daytime temperatures very moderate, resulting in virtually perfect temperatures for ripening of the fruit. The net result was that we ended up with high flavour intensity, moderate sugars, and fresh, crisp levels of acidity, which are the 3 attributes required for a great vintage! We rank the 2017 vintage very highly and are hopeful that it may go down as one of the greatest of all time. The grapes for the 2017 Marsanne came exclusively from the now legendary Blind Creek Vineyard in the Similkameen Valley. During harvest the grapes were sampled bi-weekly to measure flavour development and sugar content. The Marsanne was picked at its optimal point for this rich, complex style of wine.
Production Notes
THE BLEND: 94% Marssanne, 4% Roussanne, 2% Viognier
Winemaker Notes
The grapes for the 2017 Marsanne were picked on September 28th, 2017. They were carefully hand-sorted and gently whole-bunch pressed, before 24 hours of cold settling. Fermentation took place in a French Oak barrels (33.3% new) and they remained in those barrels with monthly lees stirring to build richness and texture in the wine. The wine was gently pulled out of barrels in May, where it was clarified and stabilized prior to bottling. We added a tiny pinch of Viognier and Roussanne for some additional aromatic lift, texture, and complexity to support the lovely characters in the Marsanne.
Food Pairing Notes
It will pair perfectly with seafood and shellfish, and spicy Asian food. We also recommend experimenting with lighter meats such as chicken and pork dishes.
Production
265 cases
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