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Chenin Blanc

Our Chenin Blanc has been served to numerous visiting Heads of State including President Obama, the future King and Queen of England, William and Kate and the Japanese Royal Family. From its Loire Valley origins in France, to the Okanagan Valley, this vinifera grape has flourished on our estate for over 20 years. Light to medium bodied, juicy acidity with a racy, but dry finish, it is recognized as one of BC’s best when served with a platter of fresh shellfish.

Tasting & Pairing

Pale yellow in the glass, honeysuckle, grass, citrus, pear and melon mingle together on the nose. The palate is dry with a complex richness in the mouthfeel, poised with balanced lime zest acidity, beautiful weight and mid-palate texture. This leads you to the distinctive stony mineral varietal trait. This wine is made for fresh, sustainable, BC seafood, including freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, wild BC spot prawns, mussels and ceviche. We also recommend pairing with local goat cheese salads.

Winemaking

Sourced from our Quails’ Gate Estate, Mannhart and Osoyoos vineyards, our 2016 Chenin Blanc is a blend of 90% Chenin Blanc and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. After harvest, the grapes were whole bunch pressed, then cold fermented in 80% stainless steel tanks and 20% in seasoned French oak barrels, and new 500 litre puncheons. The wine’s complexity and mouthfeel was developed by keeping the Chenin grape separately in cask for a few months. Enjoy now to 2022.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 13.0 %
Total acidity: 6.6 g/l
Residual sweetness: 0.98 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 391854
UPC code: 778856116038
Date bottled: March, 2017
Case volume: 4,000

Winery Retail Price: $17.00
Wine Club Member Price: $15.30