The innovation continues at Eau Vivre this spring following on the heels of the winery’s first single-variety Sauvignon Blanc. The new 2013 vintage of Riesling will be joining the Pinot Noir 2012 as part of the wine keg program available to restaurants including The Mill in Cole Harbour, The Distillery, Rogue, Ca Va Bistro, among others. Why choose Riesling for the keg program? “Sauvignon Blanc is the usual wine for kegs,” explains Anthony Buchanan, “so we wanted to be a little different by offering a Riesling.”
2012 reds that will be bottled this spring that are due for a summer release include their Cabernet Franc, the Malbec, and the Buddhafull, which for the first time will feature all five Bordeaux grape varieties – Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
Anthony will be busy showing off many of these new wines at the Bloom BC VQA Spring Release Tastings in both Victoria and Vancouver. As well he will also be appearing at the Neighbourhood Nosh at the BC Wine Museum in Kelowna. If you get to Cawston, the tasting room will be opening for the season at the beginning of May coinciding with the Spring Wine Festival.
2013 Cinq Blanc
Aromas of ambrosia apples, fresh citrus, peach, and tropical fruit notes. On the palate, this wine is a total Waldorf Salad of summer fruit flavours with peaches and mangos, all dressed up in a refreshingly clear package.
~ Luke Whitall