FIGARO 2020 - Released October 5, 2021
Roussanne (48%), Marsanne (35%) and Viognier (17%)
Marsanne wraps its arms around this vintage giving it elegant structure. Bright blossom and biscotti on the nose with citrus, perfumed pear, honeysuckle and anise on the palate. With a textured and lengthy finish, Roussanne is lifted by the delicate floral touch of Viognier. This vintage is balanced with skillful acidity. Look for a deepening of complexity and ripe citrus after a few years in the cellar.
Pair with Coq au Vin Blanc and chunks of rustic sourdough in cooler months; or grilled skewers with apricot salsa in the summer.
Fruit was hand-picked and gently pressed in small batches from Webster's Vineyard in Osoyoos, Sev's Tuc-el-nuit Vineyard and Raisin D'Etre on the Naramata Bench. Roussanne and Marsanne were barrel fermented and aged. 78% of the Marsanne and Roussanne were co-fermented, lees stirred for 3 months and matured on lees for 6 months in French oak barrels and neutral oak puncheons. The Viognier portion of this Rhone Blend was stainless steel fermented.
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Runner-Up DOUBLE GOLD
Global Fine Wine Challenge, November 2022
94 Points, Andrea Pritzker, MW
"Fragrant bouquet apricot kernel, dried hay. Round and unctuous. Lots of intensity bright, well-articulated fruit, good freshness."
95 Points, Toni Paterson, MW
"Faint florals. Some attractive stone fruit. Juicy sweet fruit and a touch of hessian and spice on the close."