Ready for a party on your palate? The Brute bursts forward with aromas of pineapple and zesty lemons. Your new summer patio companion boasts flavours of nectarines, pear, and mandarin
oranges. This snappy sipper refreshes and has you reaching for more bubbles!
2020 began with a rapid winter cold snap that saw
temperatures drop from 3 °C to -18 °C in a matter of 8 hours.
Cross sections of the dormant buds confirmed no vine damage.
Full vineyard budbreak in Osoyoos happened April 15, Skaha
Bench on April 20, and Penticton April 29 – a little later than
average. Early June was cool and wet in the Okanagan Valley.
The weather started improving June 18th with the real
Okanagan heat arriving the second week of July and staying
until mid-September. Autumn was beautiful with temperatures
between 20-25 °C through to early October. A surprise snowfall
late October saw 8 cm of snow fall and the race was on to get
the grapes into the winery. 2020 provided its challenges but
with the summer heat and extended autumn it was another
great vintage in the Okanagan Valley.
The Muscat, Viognier , Chardonnay, Semillon, Pinot Gris and
Sauvignon Blanc were all handled separately. Each Varietal
was gently pressed, cold settled & fermented at 16º C to
preserve the bold fruit flavours. 4 g/l of residual sugar and
Crémant levels of carbon-ation adds both a richness and
excitement to the finished wine.