Sémillon is usually paired with other white grapes, most especially Sauvignon Blanc as in the classic white wine of Bordeaux. However, this is a 100% Sémillon version from vines planted in 1993 near Kelowna, BC in Canada’s Okanagan region.
Unfiltered and unfined, fermented using native, ambient yeast, and pressed in whole clusters, it spent six months sleeping in neutral oak prior to bottling.
The palate is dry with mouth-watering, ‘take another sip’ acidity. Flavours of lemon peel, bergamot, white tree blossom, and yellow grapefruit on the rocks show through, with a drop of clover honey on the back end when it warms.
First class – a classic white wine.
*opened May 2020