Culmina News

2016 Spring Pre-Release Now Open!

April 19th, 2016

We’re excited to report that the 2016 Spring Pre-Release is now open, featuring the 2015 vintages of Unicus (Grüner Veltliner), Decora (Riesling), and Saignée (Rosé). Members may login to access their Allocation here or call 250.498.0789 to place their order. The new releases will be shipped or available for pick-up as of May 3rd.

We’re really excited about the 2015 vintage. It provided generous growing degree days, amply ripening fruit with full flavour and sugar ripeness while maintaining balanced acidity. The resultant wines show depth, weight, and intensity that is emblematic of both the vintage and where they were grown. Once again, Pascal has done an exceptional job. The wines have already been met with critical accclaim:

2015 Decora – 91 points (David Lawrason)
“Decora is high flying, carefully constructed riesling from one of the highest elevation sites in the southern Okanagan. It shows a huge nose of grapefruit, pineapple and evergreen. It’s weighty and smooth with a hint of sweetness (a touch of sussreserve added) well integrated with the riveting acidity and minerality. Fruit hits excellent length.”

2015 Saignée – 90 points (David Lawrason)
“This is a very fine layered, dry rose based on a blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cab sauvignon and malbec. It’s pale salmon in colour with a lovely nose of pink grapefruit nose, redcurrant, persimmon, sage and herbs. It’s quite full bodied, almost creamy on the mid-palate with some alcohol heat on the finish. Don’t over chill this, and I suggest it will be better with food. The length is very good to excellent.”

Call us at 250.498.0789 or e-mail if you are experiencing any difficulty with your Allocation. Not yet a Member? It’s not too late to subscribe to our E-mail Newsletter to Become a Member and receive access to the 2016 Spring Pre-Release.

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