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2018 Vidal Orange Wine

2018 Vidal Orange Wine
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SKU: 18765-18

With our Orange Vidal, our aim is to make an orange wine that is adventurous and quirky (as orange wines often are), while also enjoyable and still approachable for people who may not be familiar with the style.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Vidal
Appellation
Okanagan Falls
Harvest Date
November 7, 2018
Acid
8.45 g/l
pH
3.25
Aging
Approachable now but this wine will continue to evolve over the next 3-5 years. Serve at a cool but not cold temperature of about 12-13C in order to show the wine’s aromatic potential. Decanting and aerating will also reveal a much more complex profile.
Bottling Date
March 2019
Residual Sugar
0.6 g/l
Alcohol %
12.7
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A bright amber colour, with an expressive and evolving nose. On first look, the nose is all floral: jasmine, orange blossom and slight bergamot note. But as it’s swirled, layers of complex flavours are revealed, which seem to multiply with decanting. The citrus, tropical and stone-fruit (think apricot preserves & ripe peach) notes you expect from Vidal, mingle with exotic notes of candied ginger, orange marmalade and rosemary-infused honey. The palate is bone-dry with lazer-like acidity and volume created by a touch of tannins on the palate. Drinking beautifully now, although the wine’s structure suggests that careful cellaring for several years will be rewarded.
Vineyard Notes
Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard, Okanagan Falls (gravels & coarse glacial till)
Production Notes
Fruit was sourced from our Vidal vines at our Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard. Hand-harvested at the peak of ripeness, the fruit was hand-sorted, destemmed and fermented on skins in 3 stainless steel fermenters. After 3 weeks of skin contact fermentation with both indigenous and cultivated yeasts, the must was drained and gently basket-pressed into a stainless steel tank and one neutral Acacia barrel. The portion in barrel went through full malolactic conversion, while the stainless steel portion did not, in an attempt to hold onto the majority of the wine’s abundant natural malic acidity. Shortly thereafter, the pieces were blended together, filtered and bottled.
Winemaker Notes
With our Orange Vidal, our aim is to make an orange wine that is adventurous and quirky (as orange wines often are), while also enjoyable and still approachable for people who may not be familiar with the style.