Refreshing as a gentle spring breeze, the aroma is sprinkled with rose petal and reminiscent of a field of wildflowers after fresh rain. The palate combines heritage Okanagan orchard fruit (apple, pear) with more tropical, citrusy flavours. It opens juicy-sweet but finishes on a dry, lean, almost pithy lemon- or grapefruit-like finish. A versatile wine suited to food everywhere, anywhere, all at once even.
• JoieFarm Vineyard*
• Paxon Family Vineyard
• Busterfish Vineyard
• Arawana Road Vineyard
• Sweet Escape Vineyard
• Con Vida Vineyard, Skaha Bluffs*
• Secrest Mountain Vineyard, Oliver*
• Dhaliwal Family Vineyard, Oliver
• Medium Pace Vineyard, Summerland
• Whitfield Vineyard, Summerland*
The grapes were picked and sorted by hand, then destemmed, crushed, and gently pressed before a 48-hour settling period. The juice was then racked off heavy lees and transferred into stainless steel tanks. Fermentation temperatures were kept below 17 degrees Celsius and select yeasts were chosen for individual varieties to help showcase the aromatic profile of each.
JoieFarm makes A Noble Blend in the spirit of Edelzwicker, a traditional aromatic blend produced in France for centuries. The original intent in choosing to produce this proprietary blend was the knowledge that many of the oldest plantings in the Okanagan Valley are aromatic white varietals which have proven to be extremely successful in this climate. Blending allows us to utilize the different characteristics of each variety, or of the same variety from different sites, in order to help us achieve natural balance as well as add greater complexity to the wine. This wine was created out of respect for old world traditions while learning how to make wine in our relatively young, new world winemaking region.
Gewürztraminer 50%, Riesling 27%, Pinot Auxerrois 10%, Pinot Gris 8%, Pinot Blanc 5%