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#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift suggestion is the Single vineyard wines from the Township 7 Benchmark Series.
Enticingly fragrant the 2018 Riesling is from the Fool’s Gold vineyard located in north Oliver on Tuc-el-nuit Drive and is owned by Mark Antonello, a well-known vineyard manager. The property was planted over 2 decades ago by his father-in-law, Richard Cleave, the Okanagan’s most renowned vitivulturist. Their Riesling vines are Riesling clone 21B, originating from the Weis family vineyards in Mosel, which is accliamed for displaying racy acidity, abundant peach and citrus fruit, plus minerality. The fruit for this vintage was gently pressed and cold settled before being fermented cold in stainless steel. The ferment was long and slow producing an invigorating wine that shows classic varietal aromatics of lime and nectarine etched with an underlying profile of citurus and honeysuckle. The delicately layered, dry palate is accompanied by a lively minerality and mouthwatering finish.
An invigorating wine that shows classic varietal aromatics of lime and nectarine etched with an underlying profile of cutrus and honeysuckle. The delicately layered, dry palate is accompanied by a lively minerality and mouthwatering finish.
Pair with fresh shellfish or soft robust cheeses.
A “left bank” Bordeaux style blend, the 2018 NBO perfectly displays the terrioir of the estate Blue Terrace vineyard in North Bench Oliver. Its stony soils retain heat throughout the cool autumn evenings allowing the Cabernet Sauvignon to thoroughly ripen. Approximately one third Merlot the varietal adds subtlety and softness to the structure of the Cabernet. A full bodied wine. Barrel aged for 24 months in both barriques and large format French oak.
This vintage has heady aromas of cassis, dark cherry and cocoa. The sumptuous palate displays rich black fruit up front, finished with caramel and firm tannins. Decanting recommended before serving to release aromatics and soften the palate.
Try with a grilled rib eye or mushroom risotto.
The Benchmark Series is our standard for evaluating quality. Through meticulous winemaking, sustainable viticultural practices and deliberate vineyard site selection, we create distinctive wines echoing their unique terroir.
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