Grapes from 8th Generation at the Estate Vineyard in Naramata & Summerland and Peter Becker in Summerland
90% Pinot Noir 10% Pinot Gris
Wild strawberries, Rainer Cherries abound in this creamy frizzante wine. Crisp, fresh field berries mingle with a hint of pink grapefruit to make this a refreshing summer sparkler. The Pinot Gris portion magically transfers the finish to “cream-soda”. Yummy! Very easy to pair with “summer cuisine”, as an aperitif or drink on its own with a bunch of great friends. This is the wine for lunch, brunch, dinner… and a late breakfast too.
Drink now- this wine will not improve with age.
Dryness level: sipy-1 (22gr/L)
PS: The idea of making a frizzante wine was to have a fresh, crisp rosé wine with soft bubbles. While avoiding the traditional Champagne process/second fermentation (less yeast contact), the wine is younger and boosts with powerful and more fruit flavours. Think more of it as an Okanagan Prosecco version.
8th Generation Estate Vineyard in Okanagan Falls,
Peter Becker in Summerland, Ralph Suremann in Naramata & Tom Potts in Lake Country
52% Chardonnay / 30% Pinot Gris / 18% Kerner
Notes of apricot & pear combined with a soft citrus on the nose. The palate explodes with honey, pineapple and more soft exotic fruit. All play nicely together with tiny bubbles and a never ending finish. A very versatile wine as it always works for brunch, lunch, dinner, or drink it on its own. (Also great as a foundation for Cocktails like the Bellini or Hugo).
PS: This is not a traditional Champagne style wine. Think more of it as an Okanagan Prosecco version. The idea of making a frizzante wine is to have a fresh, crisp white wine with soft bubbles. While avoiding the second fermentation (less yeast contact), the wine is younger and boosts with powerful fruit flavours.
Dryness level: “exciting”-one (16gr/L)