Old Vines Riesling
This 150 case offering defines the very essence of our historic old vineyard in South East Kelowna. It displays beautiful balance and persistent flavours and this can be attributed to its single block provenance of 1978 plantings.
In the glass this wine shows a pure, star bright yellow. Fragrances of lemon oil, grapefruit pith and Jasmine flowers define the bouquet. A captivating fresh rain on chalk aromatic also shines through. On the palate, the classic mineral intensity of our Block 5 old vines fruit is abundant, with flavours of granny smith apple, lemon zest and key lime pie. Brilliant acidity and a hint of grapefruit pithiness, stretches the wine out to a long and elegant finish.
Block 5 sits on a north/south slope of deep, silty soils. This 2 acre block is bordered on 3 sides by younger Riesling plantings and a mature Ponderosa Pine forest on its western edge.
The 2011 growing season trended towards the cooler end of the temperature scale for the Okanagan Valley. Riesling lovers seeking racy acidity and crisp, clean, citrus flavours were well rewarded. Vineyard practices were consistent with our ongoing approach in maintaining vine balance and flavor intensity through sustainable viticulture practices like hand weeding, organic nutrient additions and deficit irrigation. Our thriving honey bee hive program is a testament to the health and vitality of our vineyard.