2013 Compendium

A COMPENDIUM is a compilation of concise items on a subject, in our case, the combination of soil, climate, clone selection, and hand- harvesting of grape clusters to create this unique wine. The fruit was selected from specifically designated blocks within our vineyard estates in Osoyoos (90%) and Oliver (10%) where the porous soil forces the vines to search for nutrients. This struggle results in elegant and luscious fruit. Following fermentation and extended maceration, this wine was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. 97 barrels produced.

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Winemaker Notes

Our 2013 Compendium is remarkable. Portraying red and black currant, Italian plum and star anise upfront it delivers a display of dark cherry, wild blueberry and herb. Elegant and concentrated, this wine presents a core of balance and length with beautiful oak character.

Vintage report

Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.

Tech specs

Varietals | 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Estate | Hand harvested from Osoyoos (90%) & Oliver (10%) vineyards in October 2013
Fermentation | Fermentation & extended maceration in small French Oak Fermenters
Maturation | Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months

ABV | 14.5%
TA | 6.0 g/L

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