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Blue Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Canada, British Columbia
91 JS
89 GM
89 GOW
Blue Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Vintage 2017
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
¥3,960
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Vintage 2017
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12%
Product Code B010W00317
UPC 626452801172
Inventory In Stock (15)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc displays complex flavours of boxwood, chamomile, melon and white peach with mineral notes. A full mouth feel with a citrus/lemon and peach flavour leads into a rich long, finish.

Press
91John Schriener
This wine was fermented and aged five months in a combination of stainless steel, neutral oak and foudres, building texture while keeping the fruit bright. It begins with aromas of grapefruit and herbs. On the palate, there are flavours of lemon and grapefruit. Caution: do not overchill this white. The flavours and aromas open as the wine warms a bit in the glass. 91.
89Globe and Mail
Light and sharply chiselled, this was fermented with natural yeasts and weighs in at just 12-per-cent alcohol. It’s a rocket burst of lemon followed by a trail of mineral dust and herbs. Definitely not for the acid-squeamish who prefer a smooth ride. Fasten your seat belts. (89 points, Beppi Crosariol - www.theglobeandmail.com)
89Gismondionwine
A blend of 10 and 11-year-old vines, and two French clones, this estate wine was whole cluster pressed and settled overnight before native fermentation in a mix of stainless and French oak. Post ferment, this remained on partial lees (the stainless lees was removed and reserved) for five months, and included time spent in stainless, foudre and puncheons. Always polished, this brings lemon curd, white blossoms, Asian pear, white peach to a finely spiced finish. There's a cut of bitter lemon that holds this 12 degrees wine to attention. (89 points, Treve Ring - www.gismondionwine.com)
Production

Appellation

Okanagan Valley

Viticulture

  • Grown on 10-11 year old vines with a blend of two French clones - 242 & 530.
  • 100% of the Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from our high-density vineyard, with a density of 8000 vines/hectare.
  • Hand work is practiced in the vineyard including shoot thinning, green fruit thinning and opening of the canopy. This reduces crops yield and produces a more concentrated and higher quality grape.
  • The 2017 vintage commenced on September 1st through to September 28th.

Vinification

  • Grapes were whole cluster pressed, to ensure the purity of the juice and maintain the high quality produced in the vineyard.
  • The juice was settled overnight before being decanted into either stainless tank or French oak barrels for fermentation.
  • 100% went through native yeast fermentation. Native yeast is present in the vineyard and cellar and allows for a stronger expression of terrior.
  • Upon completion of fermentation, the wine was aged on lees to protect the wine during evolution. Tank fermented wines are decanted from heavy lees just prior to completed fermentation. This allows us to maintain the fine lees for future ageing.
  • Barrel fermented wines age on fermentation lees, with no stirring of the lees once they have settled.
  • Wines were fermented in 50% stainless steel, 25% foudre/35hL Oak Cask, 10% 2nd - 4th fill French oak barrels and 15% SOOL oak barrels. Ageing saw the same proportions spend 5 months sur-lie.
  • Wines were blended in March 2018 before bottling in April of 2018.
Producer

Producer Description

Blue Mountain is the wild and respected territory of which the Mavety family are blessed to be the guardians. As a family business with a strong connection to the South Okanagan site, the goal of Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is to realize the potential of the individual sites of the land in which the grapes are grown. Overlooking and tending, the Mavety’s life work is an ongoing process of creating something simple yet powerful, to be expressed in the glass and enjoyed.

The philosophy of Blue Mountain is to focus on the potential of each variety, continually improving its range across Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and Traditionnelle Methode sparkling wine.

Blue Mountain’s strong focus on viticulture across the site allows for an increased representation of individual terroir when the grapes reach the winery.

A deliberate refinement of the winemaking process has allowed Blue Mountain to more clearly capture the identity of each of the vineyard blocks. Through these unifying processes, Blue Mountain allows for a reflection of the land and the fruits of its labour.

Careful vinification prevents over-handling through the strategy to continually evolve the entire process – from the growing practices in the vineyard, to handling of the fruit and sorting, to minimal extraction, ageing, and racking. By focusing on the bigger picture, Blue Mountain strives to reveal precise, focused wines that are terroir-driven, regardless of whether they are a blend reflecting different sites, or a single vineyard wine.

For Blue Mountain, as the vineyards age, and new vineyards are established, the cycle of growth as a business and a range continues. The process is truly an ever-evolving reality, representative of the Estate, and bringing precision and focus to its continued evolution.

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