White Label

2016 Capella

Retail
$27.90
Wine Club
$24.90
Varieties
Sauvignon Blanc
Semillon
Vintage
2016
Country
Canada
Region
BC
Alcohol
13.4%
Bottle size
750 mL

Awards

Title
Double Gold
Year
2018
Event
Six Nations Wine Challenge
Title
Silver
Year
2018
Event
Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada
Title
Silver
Year
2018
Event
Decanter World Wine Awards
Description

Our flagship white wine is a classic Bordeaux blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. It is a wine of grace, elegance and age-worthy structure.

Eyes

Light golden in the glass.

Nose

The wine shows aromas of lemon curd, grapefruit, and subtle wisps of smoke.

Mouth

The palate shows flavours of ripe grapefruit, lime zest, as well as more tropical flavours of passionfruit, quince, and pineapple. There is a lively sense of saline minerality stringing these flavours together into a unified whole, through to the long finish. There is only the most subtle sense of oak but more telling is the sense of volume and richness coming from the sur-lie barrel aging.

Body

medium

Winemaking Notes

Each vineyard block was separately harvested by hand at peak maturity. The grapes were then destemmed, crushed, and cold soaked for 2 hours prior to gentle pressing which extracted only the finest juice. The juice was fermented entirely in barrel (55% French oak puncheons, 45% stainless steel barrels) with 50% undergoing only wild fermentation. One quarter of the barrels were also allowed to proceed through a wild malolactic fermentation. All lots were barrel aged 9 months on the lees with lees stirring. The wine was carefully crafted by blending the individual lots to become the final blend. It is a wine of true complexity and elegance.

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