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Black Market Secret Society White 2018

Canada, British Columbia
90 BCW
Black Market Secret Society White 2018

With a name like Black Market, it should come as no surprise that there are a few things going on that we just can’t talk about. We set out to create a white blend that was exotically aromatic, crisp on the palate and balanced by citrus and tropical fruitiness…and that’s exactly what Secret Society delivers.  But you know how the old saying goes: “If we told you what was in it, we’d have to…” You get the idea. Figure out what’s in this blend and you’re in our Secret Society!

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Black Market Wine Co
Vintage 2018
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Gewürztraminer, Bacchus, Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc
¥3,520

With a name like Black Market, it should come as no surprise that there are a few things going on that we just can’t talk about. We set out to create a white blend that was exotically aromatic, crisp on the palate and balanced by citrus and tropical fruitiness…and that’s exactly what Secret Society delivers.  But you know how the old saying goes: “If we told you what was in it, we’d have to…” You get the idea. Figure out what’s in this blend and you’re in our Secret Society!

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Black Market Wine Co
Vintage 2018
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Gewürztraminer, Bacchus, Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.3%
Product Code B020W00119
UPC 626990199335
Inventory In Stock (119)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Fresh, elegant notes of lemon peel, apple blossom and orchard fruit. The palate of this white blend is balanced and bright with lively acidity. This wine tastes of ripe nectarine, citrus punch and tropical fruit with a crisp, refreshing finish. Tartrate crystals may precipitate out of the wine once chilled; this is a natural occurrence.

Pairing

With its refreshing fruit flavours, Secret Society is perfect for an afternoon on the patio or an evening of al fresco dining. Pair it with grilled fish, mildly spiced Asian dishes, or a market salad with grilled chicken. It’s awesome with spicy chicken karage.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2025

Press
90BC Wine Trends
Secret Society has a floral aroma of rose petals, lychee, citrus and a hint of butterscotch. Dry on the palate with a viscous mouthfeel, grapefruit, citrus and kiwi flavours are all balanced together with crisp acidity and just a hint of sweetness.  The wine has a broad appeal and sells very well. 
Production

Appellation

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Viticulture

The grapes in this blend come from vineyards in Naramata and Kaleden.

Vinification

We’ve got 4 varietals in the blend this year. All of the varietals were fermented separately in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the fresh aromatics of the fruit.

Production Amount

3600
Producer

Producer Description

Inspired artisan wines, hand-crafted in the Heart of Wine Country.

Situated on a bench overlooking Skaha Lake in picturesque Kaleden, BC, Garagistes Rob Hammersley and Michelle Shewchuk are crafting distinctive small-lot wines. In addition to Conviction Ridge Vineyard, their organically farmed estate property, the other vineyards from which they source their grapes are responsibly and sustainably farmed by growers who care as much about quality as they do.

Fueled by passion | Driven by perfection | Unconstrained by Tradition.

For many years while still living in Calgary, Rob and Michelle would travel to the Okanagan in search of the small boutique wines that weren’t available in the Alberta market. Inevitably, they would fill their car with cases and cases of amazing wines…and “smuggle” them back across the border to share with family and friends ("smuggled' since Canada's archaic alcohol laws make it technically illegal to carry wine across provincial boundaries!). They became known as the Wine Black Marketeers, so when they set up their own winery, choosing the name was easy!

Today they are crafting beautiful small batch wines that reflect some of the best varieties of the Okanagan as well as some suprising rarer grapes that make for a distinctive portfolio!

Rob Hammersley – Owner | Winemaker

  • The Day Job:  I’m a winegrower, tending to our small vineyard in the picturesque town of Kaleden in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia and hand-crafting distinctive small-batch wines.
  • The “Old” Job: A former senior corporate finance and strategy professional in the power and utilities industry. 
  • The Facts: Viticulture and Enology Certificates from Washington State University. WSET Level 3 certified. Cycling and hockey enthusiast. Hockey and ringette coach.
     

Michelle Shewchuk – Owner

  • The Day Job: Flies the friendly skies as a flight attendant with an international airline.
  • The “Side” Job: Co-conspirator of Black Market Wine Co. Voice of reason, sounding board and fresh palate.
  • The Facts: WSET Level 2 certified. Mother of 3 (4, if you include Rob). I run…a lot.
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