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 La Frenz Winery


9 June 2020

2020 June Release

We are ecstatic to be announcing the 2020 release of our Reserve wine series. Without exception, this is a superb lineup of wines worthy of the reserve classification showing richness and power, seamless layer upon layer of complexity yet with great balance, finesse and class.

Tasting these wines after months of resting in bottle, I could not help but be reminded of all the minute details we have put in place at LAFRENZ, in our vineyards and winemaking to produce wines of this quality.  It confirms to me just how far BC wines have come in the past two decades, something to be proud of and revered by Canadian wine consumers.

Reserve Wine Release - June 26, 2020

2018 Ensemble: This is our Graves style wine from a blend of 65% Sauvignon Blanc and  35% Semillon. The immediate impression is the great body and length of this wine. A very lively wine showing lemon meringue pie, pineapple, papaya and guava from the Sauvignon Blanc with herbal notes of freshly turned hay and tarragon from the Semillon. The palate is a rich montage of these two varieties with beautifully textured oatmeal creaminess that lingers endlessly.

2018 Vivant: This wine should be every ones friend or at least only shared with only your best friends. It displays super ripe, aromatic tropical fruits and sweet dried apricots from the 75% Viognier interlaced with beautiful notes of grilled peaches and marmalade so typical of the 13% Roussanne used in the blend.  All these fruit complexities come together tantalizingly on this super rich, complex Rhone style blend, simply delicious.

2018 Chardonnay Reserve: This is quite possibly the best Reserve Chardonnay we have ever produced, it just has so much going on and on so many levels. The palate opens with hints of nougat, wildflowers, hints of toast and roasted cashews wrapping around a kaleidoscope of pure varietal fruit characters. The palate is rich and round opening with fruit sweetness, layer upon layer of complexities with the perfect balance and finesse of all its components. You may be able to pay more in BC but you won’t find better, a classy wine.

2018 Pinot Noir Reserve: The deep garnet red colour is a clear indication of the low cropping levels used in our Desperation Hill vineyard and the concentration of this wine. The aroma brims with high tones of red fruits, strawberries and stewed rhubarb interwoven with nuances of freshly turned earth, charcuterie and toast from maturation exclusively in premium French barrels. This wine has the richness and roundness to be enjoyed now but excellent fine grain structure to warrant cellaring. A superb Pinot from a long line of benchmark wines.

2017 Grand Total Reserve: This is a seamless blend of 50% Merlot, 20% of each Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with a lesser 10% of Malbec. We have used the unique characteristics of each to blend the perfect Bordeaux reserve red wine.  A very dark wine, brimming with intoxicating nuances of dark chocolate, cassis, menthol and cigar box overlaid with alluring French oak vanillins, oooh la la!!

The Grand Total Reserve shows great finesse and balance, fine grained structure indicating age-ability and lingers endlessly. It is extremely pleasing for us to receive emails from customers that have had an OMG moment enjoying a carefully cellared bottle of GTR or who have done a friendly Best of BC blind tasting with friends, these are much appreciated.

These wonderful wines are now available for pre-order through our website, to be shipped out on their release date of June 26. 

Since re-opening the tasting room on May 28, we are thrilled to see some familiar faces and welcome many new ones. If you are planning on heading out our way, we encourage you to make a reservation online for a tasting so we can ensure we can accomodate you. (Walk-ins will be accepted if space permits).The Wine Shop is now open 7 days a week, 10.30am - 5.30pm

Reserve your tasting now.

For those of you that are unable to make it into the Wine Shop we continue to offer FREE shipping on orders of 6 bottles or more, for a limited time only.

We love reviews! It's always great to hear about our customers experiences with our wines and we encourage you to tell others about them by leaving a product review on our website, simply click on 'add a product review', below the wine description.

Stay safe and enjoy.

Jeff Martin


ph: 250-492-6690 x2

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