TWO TIMES BEST SMALL WINERY OF THE YEAR IN 2017!
WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
Dan Berger's International Wine Competition
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Our 2015 Merlot is plush wine with a ripe fruit sweetness that gives way to a big, weighty mid-palate and a generous, lengthy finish.
This wine is highly aromatic with enticing notes of ripe berries and plums laced with vanilla bean. On the palate, you’ll experience a velvety richness and elegant structure. Dense flavours are abundant particularly of ripe black cherries, baking spices, dried fruit mix and Black Forest cake.
Savour the Merlot with roasted pheasant and root vegetables or pan seared, medium-rare tenderloin with red wine jus.
While the 2015 Merlot is currently quite approachable with such round tannins, we recommend cellaring for up to 10 years from vintage date to truly reap the rewards of an aged well-crafted Merlot.
It has been awarded with a Silver medal at Intervin Competition in Canada 2017.
The 2015 Reserve Chardonnay is a wine that delivers luxurious finesse wrapped around a lovely linear core of acidity.
To craft this wine, the best blocks of fruit were hand harvested and each clone was kept separate before being gently pressed with a percentage of the juice having a short amount of skin contact. The free run juice was racked to 100% French oak barrels for fermentation and the lees were stirred bi-weekly to achieve more creaminess and texture as well as greater complexity. We only used 30% of new oak for just a hint of barrel toast throughout. Subtle notes of baking spices, cashews weave through the layers of intense flavours of fig and ripe melon with a hint of complexing flint notes. On the palate is rich, honeyed, and textural with a lengthy finish.
This is an exceptional Chardonnay that will age beautifully for the next five to ten years from release date. In 2017 it received Honours at Intervin Competion.
Our Riesling is vibrant with flavours of Key lime, Kaffir lime leaf, Granny Smith apple and honeysuckle blossoms that are delightfully pronounced, making your mouth water in anticipation. A subtle note of minerality (river stones, wet shale/flint) adds another layer of complexity. This wine has a touch of sweetness to compliment the naturally racy acidity of the Riesling varietal, creating a supremely balanced wine.
Pairs wonderfully with crispy roast pork or cellar it for 10+ years to enjoy a honeyed palate with hints of lime marmalade and baked apple – perfect with a triple cream Brie!
This vintage has been awarded Silver at Intervin Competition 2017.
Jeff and Niva Martin come from the Riverina area of Australia, and have been involved with grape growing and wine making since early childhood.
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We are located on the stunning Naramata Bench in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
We look forward to welcoming you to our unique wine shop overlooking Lake Okanagan. This spectacular view was featured on the $100 banknote from 1954 to 1975.