The nose on Sumac Ridge Sauvignon Blanc delivers green apple and lemon rind with hints of spice. On the palate, herbal and green notes tend to dominate with citrus and tropical notes. The finish is long and flavourful, with just a touch of sweetness.
The hot dry summer of 2015 led to the earliest harvest for us in the Okanagan Valley. This vintage saw some concerns due to fires in the area as well as Washington state. No ill effects were seen from these events as the smoke came and went within a matter of days. Harvest proceeded, and the cool fall nights helped to enhance the varietal flavours. All in all, 2015 was an outstanding harvest.
The majority of the grapes for the Sumac Ridge Sauvignon Blanc come from the McIntyre vineyard just east of Oliver, BC. The grapes were picked twice - half were picked early in the season and the rest approximately 1 week later. This allowed for different flavours to develop and added some complexity to the final product. It was 100% stainless steel fermented at 12C for about 10 days.
Food Pairing Notes
Sumac Ridge Sauvignon Blanc is simply delicious when paired with a white flaky fish such as cod or halibut. Try a glass of our wine with garlic prawns served with a fresh tomato and feta salad dressed in a light citrus vinaigrette, along with fresh seasonal vegetables.