The wine is very pale in colour with a lifted floral, grapefruit nose; it’s fresh and lively on the palate with an engaging honeyed note to offset the zesty grapefruit flavour. Serve it with pork loin or onion tart.
A new project from wine marketing guru Christine Coletta. With the number of respected wine experts involved, this wine had better be good ... and it is. Bright, clean and zesty with refreshing citrus and pear aromas and flavours, a classic Okanagan savoury quality, finishing with a soft, yet lifted acidity. Very young in so many ways, both the winery and the wine, but shows loads of elegance and potential. The inaugural vintage is good, but future vintages should be even better.
Impressive first release unveils intensity, richness and power, but well balanced by sleek acidity and integrated oak. Opens with fragrant peach and lemon blossom aromas followed by orange oil and pineapple flavours. The finish persists with biscuit and spice. Matches the oiliness of sablefish well.
This blend of 43% Sauvignon Blanc and equal parts of Gewürz and Riesling gains points for aromatics. Peach, flowers, bubble gum, citrus and honey are emulated on the palate. There is very good length and it is ready to go.
Made from a German clone, the Riesling vines were first planted in 1974. Aromas of minerals, citrus, petrol and apple meet up with spice and grapefruit on the dry palate. 34 cases were produced.
Collaboration is a new premium line of wines from Cattail. In 2009, four different bottlings of Riesling were created. Made from an Alsatian clone, it is super expressive in form with bergamot, pineapple, lime zest, honey, peach and smoky minerals. The mid palate shows weight and solid persistency, as well as lofty acidity. Only 32 cases were made.
This beauty is a dead ringer for a kiwi version, but at a more affordable price. An intense nose of passion fruit, gooseberries, herbs, coconut, grapefruit and fruit salad leads into a palate with depth and zippy acidity. It finishes long, with a mineral note combing with the fruit. Don’t be shy; buy a couple of bottles!