Viognier is growing in popularity in the south Okanagan, and suits the soils and conditions of our site very well. It has balanced acidity from a slightly cooler section of our property, bright floral and fresh peach notes, round palate and versatility for fresh veggies, seafood and grilled fare. This wine is for anyone looking for the Canadian take on the classic “walking through a blooming garden/orchard” impression from traditional Condrieu.
Golden Mile Slopes
Distinct fresh pear initially on the nose, fresh ginger, orange and lemon zest, fruit tree blossoms. An almost eucalyptus/menthol freshness in the background, not heavily pungent, but cooling. Loads of potential to open up even more, although the wine is already offering a lot of fragrance. Palate is smooth with medium weight, bright acidity and balanced alcohol from this very warm vintage. Some spicy qualities on the finish, white pepper/ground ginger. Very drinkable, complex and clean.
100% from Intersection picked September 24-25, 2021 60% Whole bunch pressed to stainless tank, fermented 2 weeks at cellar temps, then aged on light lees 40% crushed & destemmed fruit, fermented in neutral French barriques, then kept on full lees with batonnage for 4 months
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with a grilled white fish with pea shoots, fresh lemon and dill, or seared scallops with a ginger & cucumber salad.