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2019 Albariño

2019 Albariño
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SKU: 739326-19

Ripe white peach, mango, fresh almond and honeysuckle 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 salinity.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Albariño
Appellation
Okanagan Falls
Harvest Date
Oct 10, 2019
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
3.5
Aging
Now and over the next 3+ years.
Bottling Date
May 2020
Residual Sugar
1.8 g/L
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Ripe white peach, mango, fresh almond and honeysuckle 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 salinity.
Vineyard Notes
Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard - Okanagan Falls (gravels, glacial till & silty loam)
Production Notes
The grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted, destemmed, and lightly crushed before being pressed. A portion of the unsettled juice was transferred directly into 4 300L stainless steel drums. The remaining juice was cold-settled for 72 hours before being racked into two concrete tanks (majority) plus two 3rd fill French Oak barrels. All lots were warmed and inoculated with select isolated yeast strains. The individual ferments were kept cool (12-14°C), monitored closely, and all were aged on their lees for 6 months with frequent stirring to build texture.
Winemaker Notes
Contrary to previous vintages, in 2019 we decided to harvest our Albariño all at once, rather than splitting the block into multiple picks. This provided us with a range of flavour profiles, with the majority of the block offering exceptionally ripe fruit character, while the few rows closest to Shuttleworth Creek showed more citrus flavours and bright acidity. Another change we made this vintage was to press a portion of it directly into stainless barrels, without settling/clarification. We feel that this solids inclusion has really added to the wine’s texture and complexity of flavours.
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