FIGARO 2021 - Released October 19, 2022
Roussanne (75%) and Viognier (25%)
The nose is alive with Macintosh apple skin, orange rind, honey suckle blossom and citrus. Roussanne (75%) and Viognier (25%) compliment each other in the most appealing way. Nashi pear is balanced with crunchy melon and macadamia nut. Minerality and tingling peach fuzz sing in the mid palate with thoughts of shortbread. At last, a cinnamon stick glances the tongue and keeps your interest as you enjoy a second or third taste of this textured wine. Interested to see how this Figaro cellars – beautiful acidity and structure allows it to be drinking beautifully now but we also suggest laying it down to watch it evolve.
Try salinity and umami flavours this time, like Duck Ramen with a creamy bone broth - or enjoy Galbi (short ribs) with Asian pears and ginger.
Gently whole cluster pressed, the Viognier from the Naramata Bench and the Similkameen were fermented cool in a stainless steel tank. The Roussanne was barrel fermented and barrel aged sur lie in French oak barrels and puncheons. Lees stirring in barrel for 3 months post ferment intended to create roundness to the palate.