The 2016 Roussanne is medium-gold in colour and has an exotic aroma made up of intense pineapple, marmalade, marzipan and honey flavours complexed with subtle notes of vanilla and spice. On the palate, there are additional flavours of guava, pineapple, apricot, golden delicious apple and mandarin orange. Texturally, there is a broad, rich, unctuous mouthfeel that coats your mouth and carries all of the flavours to all corners of your mouth. This is a very interesting white wine that can be enjoyed now, or cellared for up to 7 years to see how the flavours develop over time.
PLATINUM - National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
The 2016 growing season was long, dry and warm, much like the previous 3 vintages. The grapes for this wine were sourced primarily from our vineyard on the Black Sage road in the Okanagan Valley. During harvest the ripening grapes were sampled bi-weekly to measure flavour development and sugar content, and they were picked at the optimum point of flavour for the intended style of our Roussanne wine, which is rich and round, and layers of delicious complexity.
98% Roussanne 2% Viognier
The grapes for the 2016 Roussanne were picked on October 21st, 2016. They were carefully hand-sorted and gently whole-bunch pressed, before 24 hours of cold settling. Fermentation took place in French Oak barrels (older barrels), concrete eggs, and stainless steel barrels, with monthly lees stirring to build richness and texture in the wine. The wine was blended into a tank in September, 2017, where it was gently clarified and stabilized prior to bottling a few weeks later.