Taste the nuances of spring and terroir in your glass as you sip through spring wine releases at Summerhill Pyramid Winery.
Just as buds on the vines welcome increased sunlight after winter’s sleep, the tasting room exudes excitement as the season unfolds. Winemaker Michael Alexander has released the latest vintages and proudly presents beautiful expressions of Summerhill’s organic/biodynamic program.
Summer Sipper 2021 Organic Malbec Syrah Rosé
More Malbec-forward than the last vintage, this fruity Rosé is 57 per cent Malbec and 43 per cent Syrah. Watermelon, cherry, raspberry, and strawberry tantalize your nose. On your palate it is surprisingly dry, with light to medium body and soft acidity, revealing tart cherry, watermelon, red grapefruit, and strawberry notes. Its medium-length clean finish ensures it’s perfect on its own or paired with delicate flavours such as pulled pork tacos, salmon burgers or a spicy tuna poké bowl.
Purity Personified in White Wines
Michael notes, “2021 threw a few curve balls, such as the heat dome, and sunshine obscured by wildfire smoke. We’ve detected no smoke taint; however, we did experience our fruit yielding less juice. Production was down while the flavours had greater concentration and intensity.”
The 2021 Estate Grown Biodynamic Riesling is just off dry with vivacious fresh pear, apple, ginger, and sweet citrus blossom notes. Zippy acidity and minerality balance the natural sweetness, leading to a long, clean finish. Spicy Thai curries or soft, rich cheeses complement it beautifully.
The 2021 Estate Grown Biodynamic Muscat exhibits those classic, delectable Okanagan qualities that place it in the top 10 Muscats in the world perennially. Orange blossom, bee pollen and ripe peach aromas hint of the gentle acidity and off-dry lemon and lime with lingering grapefruit. Infinite pairing possibilities include sashimi, fresh fruit dishes or habanero-spiked chicken wings.
For all the wine releases, latest menus, and events, see summerhill.bc.ca