2016 Desert Hills Dust Storm
Vineyard: Careful selection from some of our top quality vineyards in the South Okanagan, showcasing the site and vintage go into producing this wonderful blend. Our vineyard team’s dedication to sustainable vineyard practices followed by timely canopy management, low yields provide exceptional fruit at harvest. Viticulture practices such as shoot thinning, green harvest (cluster thinning) and leaf removal all help promote flavor concentration and a purity of fruit.
Hand harvested and field sorted to ensure nothing but the highest quality grape reach the crush pad. De-stemmed and lightly crushed into our stainless steel tanks for primary fermentation. Three to four pump overs are conducted till the cap falls, then the young wine is drained, pressed and settled before being racked to a combination of second and third fill French and American oak barrels where is goes through Malolactic Fermentation. Total barrel aging time was a total of 16 months prior to being bottled Unfined and Unfiltered.
Cooperage: A combination of Second and Third fill French Oak and American. Alain Fouquet, Saint Martin, Saury
Tasting Notes: Deep rich in colour, leading to aromas of dark plums, wild berries and a soft toasty oak profile. Well integrated tannins provide structure to the well defined palate.