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Bursting with white peach and orchard blossom aromas, tlemon cream and pineapple on the palate with almond notes on the finish. This fresh full bodied wine compliments a variety of dishes.
Awards & Ratings
- Rhys Pender, MW
- Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, Commended
- National Wine Awards of Canada 2014, Silver Medal
- National Wine Awards of Canada 2016, Bronze Medal
"Attractive fragrant scents of sage honey, apricot and flowers pave the way for a fruity mouthful of aromatic wine. Flavours start with herbs and peach pit and end on a lush off-dry note with strong Okanagan presence." Tasted June 2014 (NWAC) 88 Points
- DJ Kearney, WineAlign
This was a featured wine from January's Premium Wine Club.
Name: 2013 Viognier
Winery: C.C. Jentsch Cellars
Geographical Indication: Okanagan Valley, BC
Vineyard: Golden Mile Bench
Cases Produced: 723
Appearance: Clear, pale yellow in colour.
Nose: White peach, orchard blossom, guava, and apricot.
Palate: Full-bodied, rich lemon cream, pineapple, peach, and a touch of almond and ginger spice. Juicy, round, and well-balanced acidity.
Quality: Good quality. This fresh and full-bodied wine arouses the senses and awakens the palate. The racy freshness keeps it mouth watering. Best if consumed within the next 3 years.
Food pairings: Creamy and mild, nutty, or salty-sharp cheeses, crisp roast chicken and herbs, grilled white fish, pork, and creamy pastas.
Our challenge for this harvest was to sort meticulously to deal with damaged fruit. With this accomplished, we whole-cluster pressed bunches to tank, where they cold-settled and clarified. After racking off sediments, the wine was inoculated and fermentation took place 100% in stainless steel to preserve the fresh fruit characteristics. This wine saw no malolactic fermentation, which also maintained the crisp nature of the wine. Post-fermentation the wine aged sur lie, which built mouthfeel and lends to the ‘lemon cream’ notes on the palate.
- Amber Pratt