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2018 Albarino

2018 Albarino
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The nose shows vibrant notes of citrus, ripe tropical and stone fruit, along with mandarin orange and lemongrass. While in the background, complimentary aromas of biscuits and lemon curd are likely derived from the wine’s extended lees contact. Ripe peach, apricot and mango carry through to the palate, which is generously rich and textural, but balanced by an abundance of mouth-watering acidity. The finish is refreshingly clean and mineral-driven, with lingering notes of grapefruit and white peach.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Albariño
Appellation
Okanagan Falls
Vineyard Designation
Shuttleworth Creek
Harvest Date
October 5 & 27, 2018
Acid
7.9 g/l
pH
3.4
Aging
Now and over the next 3+ years.
Bottling Date
January 2019
Residual Sugar
0.6 g/l
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The nose shows vibrant notes of citrus, ripe tropical and stone fruit, along with mandarin orange and lemongrass. While in the background, complimentary aromas of biscuits and lemon curd are likely derived from the wine’s extended lees contact. Ripe peach, apricot and mango carry through to the palate, which is generously rich and textural, but balanced by an abundance of mouth-watering acidity. The finish is refreshingly clean and mineral-driven, with lingering notes of grapefruit and white peach.
Awards
Bronze Medal - Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
Vineyard Notes
Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard - Okanagan Falls (gravels, glacial till & silty loam)
Production Notes
The grapes were selectively harvested on two separate dates; ensuring full ripeness, and a complexity of flavours. Both lots were hand- picked and hand sorted, destemmed, and lightly crushed before being pressed. The juice was then cold-settled for 72 hours before being racked, warmed and inoculated with select isolated yeast strains. The smaller Lot #1 was kept in stainless steel, while the much larger Lot #2 was divided between two concrete tanks, two 228L French Oak barrels (new and 2nd fill), two 300L stainless steel barrels, and a larger stainless steel tank. These 8 ferments were kept cool (12-14°C), monitored closely, and all were aged on their lees for 3 months with frequent stirring to build texture. In January 2019, the wines were blended together, stabilized, filtered and finally bottled in February.
Winemaker Notes
2018 turned out to be a beautiful vintage for our Albariño block. We monitored the fruit closely through ripening, and ended up harvesting almost a full month later than normal. Our patience payed off, though, as we were able to achieve the ripe tropical and stone fruit characters that we aim for, while still holding onto an amazing amount of natural acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
Classic: seafood (oysters, crab, prawns, shellfish, grilled white fish...you name it!), seafood pastas & risottos, light & creamy cheeses, goat’s cheese. Adventurous: sushi & sashimi, ceviche, Vietnamese dishes, Thai dishes, Caribbean/Cajun dishes, pickled food.
Production
457 cases