#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Narrative

It’s no secret that I am a huge Riesling fan and make it my life mission to discover as many BC Rieslings as are out there. Along the way I find the ones that join the select group of #FavouriteThings that I can personally recommend. I think you will enjoy the Narrative Riesling as much as I. A great gift for the wine lover on your list, or grab one or two for yourself this holiday season.

Narrative Riesling 2016

WINE PROFILE  This Riesling from the Golden Mile Bench, was fermented using native yeast in a concrete tank before transfer to stainless steel for further aging. The wine is bright, complex and magically fresh with a gentle, sweet side. Full of citrus and pineapple and the minerality that the Okanagan excels at delivering.


About Narrative
Narrative wine and spirits were introduced by Okanagan Crush Pad winery in 2014 with the sole purpose of showcasing what the Okanagan is best at: cool climate, aromatic, crisp, and lively wines and spirits made exclusively from Okanagan grown grapes. Our region is one of the rarest wine growing terroirs in the world: offering both an arid desert landscape and snow, with a short yet intense growing season. Wines from this region are benchmarks for cool climate style. Narrative wines articulate this through winemaker Matt Dumayne’s creation of unique blends, varietal wines and premium small offerings crafted from grapes sourced from various points across the Okanagan.

Our label was the inspiration of Vancouver artist Scott Sueme, who created the Dazzle-style graffiti on the exterior of the Okanagan Crush Pad winery building in 2011. Dazzle uses a complex pattern of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other. The label embodies this design ethos and makes a bold and modern statement, which is symbolic of the new style of wines and spirits the team is crafting for Narrative.

Narrative wine is made at Okanagan Crush Pad established in 2011 in Summerland, BC on a site that offers sweeping views of Okanagan Lake. Owners Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie are committed to creating pure wines that tell the story of a very special terroir. It is here they craft Free Form, Haywire and Narrative wines along with offering custom wine services for other winemakers.

Wine profile, “About Narrative” and images courtesy of Okanagan Crush Pad. Feature image photo credit: Lionel Trudel. I received a complimentary bottle of Narrative Riesling to facilitate this feature. All opinions are my own.

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