2022 Orange Vidal
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.
Aromas of jasmine, orange blossom and slight bergamot note, with 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.
Stag’s Hollow Vineyard, Okanagan Falls Sub-GI
Hand-harvested at the peak of ripeness, the fruit was hand-sorted, destemmed and fermented on skins in a 1-ton open-top fermenter. After 3 weeks of skin contact fermentation with both indigenous and cultivated yeasts, the must was drained and pressed into a stainless steel tank and one neutral Acacia barrel. Both portions underwent full malolactic conversion. Shortly thereafter, the pieces were blended together, cold-stabilized and bottled unfined and unfiltered. [Please note: as this is an unfiltered wine, it may appear cloudy or have harmless sediment fallen out of suspension. This sediment can be removed by careful decanting, or the wine can be enjoyed cloudy, as intended.]
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. Drinking beautifully now, although the wine’s structure suggests that careful cellaring for several years will be rewarded. More complex aromas and flavours are revealed with some time in a decanter.
Food Pairing Notes
Think bold foods, to match the wine’s boldness. Curry dishes, Moroccan cuisine, Ethiopian cuisine, Korean dishes with fermented kimchi and traditional Japanese cuisine would all work quite well. Because of the tannin structure of the wine, and its nutty tartness, it will also pair well with a wide variety of meats, ranging from beef to fish. Sharp and aged cheeses are also a good choice.
47 cases produced