2019 Cuvée Dorée

Reserve Rhone White
2019 Cuvée Dorée
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WINEMAKER'S NOTES

2019 is the inaugural year for the release of Cuvée Dorée. Think of our classic Ava blend, but aged twice as long and none aged in concrete or stainless: all French oak of the standard 225L and larger 500L puncheons. Take the Ava profile, make it richer, fuller, rounder, and more sultry. There is serious midpalate weight here and a finish that is, frankly, monumental. This wine is proof in the pudding that Canada’s only pocket desert perfectly suits these
late-ripening Rhone originating white noble grapes. The South Okanagan Valley may one day be a legitimate challenger for the best place on earth to
grow them.

PAIRINGS

Meat-Based

Herb-crusted quail or chicken with cornbread stuffing served with apricot jus or a side dish of roasted potatoes in herb de Provence.

Plant-Based

A mild spicy noodle dish like Pad Thai or a Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry would pair marvelously.

Technical Information

Grown:Black Sage Bench,
Cepage

64.5% Roussanne, 23.7% Marsanne, 11.8% Viognier

Vineyard

50.6% Sev's, 49.4% Le Grand Pin

Soil Type:

Mostly sandy loam with a few pockets of gravel loam

Age of Vines:13-18 years old
Yield:3.4
Aging:16 months in French oak barrels, 52% puncheon, 38% new oak. 
Battonage:Twice a week for the first 4 months, then once a week
Production

211 Cases

Sweetness

Dry

Alcohol

13.8% 


Accolades

Coming Soon

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Roussanne Marsanne Viognier
Appellation
Black Sage Bench
Alcohol %
13.8