We've done it again!
SMALL WINERY OF THE YEAR
2013 & 2014
(RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION, CALIFORNIA)
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The 2012 Merlot is plush in body and concentrated in both colour and flavour; the opulence reflecting a great growing season.
The expressive dark fruit aroma of wild foraged raspberries, black plums along with hints of dark chocolate mocha embrace this full-bodied wine that is supremely supple and balanced. Dense earth, cassis and plum compote notes linger on the palate like a charming old friend long after the last sip.
A judicious 5% Cabernet Franc was added in the final blend to subtly firm up the structure of this wine.
The Riesling varietal should be delicate and elegant in structure and this can only be achieved with super gentle fruit handling in the winery.
The hallmark of a great Riesling exhibits lingering flavours of green apple, honey, lime and flower blossoms. This vintage is loaded with such fruit concentration. The palate is just off dry hinting at just enough residual sugar to balance the natural acidity of the variety.
The grapes from this vineyard are some of the oldest, if not the oldest, plantings of the variety in Canada which accounts for its year to year consistency.
While young, the wine displays delicious white grapefruit, gooseberry and lemonade with a hint of lemon zest. We recommend cellaring up to 5 years although under ideal transportation and cellaring conditions, you can cellar this wine for up to 7 years.
We encourage you to cellar a couple of bottles in order to experience the rich bouquet well-made and aged Sémillon offers. The viscosity enhances its elegance along with toasty, silky notes evocative of orange blossom honey and dried fig.
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
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015. 3:00- 11:00 PM
Try the best Pinot Noir BC has to offer! Join us along with 25 other BC wineries for the 3rd annual British Columbia Pinot Noir Celebration