We've done it again!
SMALL WINERY OF THE YEAR
2013 & 2014
(RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION, CALIFORNIA)
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Our “peaches and cream” style Chardonnay has become synonymous with LA FRENZ and has developed a huge following of converts.
We barrel ferment 50% of the blend components to capture the great complexity and body that high quality French oak can provide. The balance is slowly fermented in stainless steel to retain the lovely melon, peach, and nectarine fruit flavors that only the Okanagan can produce on stellar sites. The result is a complex wine with great finesse.
This vintage is a dark and brooding example of the Malbec variety. It is shares the violet and blueberry characteristics of our Shiraz but that’s where the similarities end in its aromatic profile.
Interspersed amongst the violet and blueberry highlights are the unmistakable characteristics of barbecued meats, fully ripened plums and wild berries. The primary fruit notes are surrounded by a velvety mouth-feel that draws you in to unveil a lovely core of lush earthiness and minerality consistent throughout the rich palate. This is a great example of a thoroughly enjoyable Malbec, year after year.
This inky wine offers the finesse of a Northern Rhone Style Syrah with the jammy ripeness evocative of a new world Shiraz. The nose is classic floral with violets and traces of blueberry pie that is elegantly cradled by aromatics of toast, white pepper and anise.
Intense layers of dark fruits such as blueberries and blackberries are accentuated further by a toasty mid-palate combined with excellent acidity and smooth tannins. The end result is a seamless, lengthy finish to the wine.
Jeff and Niva Martin come from the Riverina area of Australia, and have been involved with grape growing and wine making since early childhood.
Come for a visit
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.
Events @ La Frenz
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015. 6:30- 9:00 PM
Be the first to enjoy our newest Spring wine release! Join us in Victoria as the The Royal BC Museum presents the Naramata Bench Wineries Association "Art 'n Facts of Wine"