Vivacious

Van Westen Vineyards

Pronunciation
Vive- a- sheous
Year
Current Vintage
Type
White
Winery
Van Westen Vineyards
Region
Canada
Oenologist
Robert Van Westen

Overview

Robert Van Westen’s family has been farming the Naramata Bench for over 50 years. His brother and father are also grape growers and fruit farmers. Robert’s grapes are grown exclusively in his three vineyards, all within close proximity to one another, high up on the Naramata Bench. The Homelot Vineyard on Naramata Road provides Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc. Further up the Naramata Bench, just below Robert’s home is the Boothe Road Vineyard, which is in a perfect south-southwest facing natural amphitheatre which is sheltered from the wind and very warm. There he grows Merlot and Cabernet Franc primarily, with some young-vine plots of Malbec and Petite Verdot that will be added to future vintages of his red wine. He also farms a very small, warm site further up Naramata road from his home vineyard which is planted exclusively to Viognier, called Orlando.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
96% Pinot Blanc, 4% Pinot Gris
Vinification
Grapes are de-stemmed, pressed, and transfered to a mixture of stainless steel and old, seasoned French oak for fermentation. Malolactic is blocked.
Aging
A mixture of stainless steel, and seasoned French oak.
Alcohol
13.9%
| Appearance
Light yellow gold.
| Aroma
Much in the style of Alsatian Pinot Blanc with apple, mineral, and brazil nut with a hint of lees.
| Taste
Medium bodied, vibrant, with pear, nut, and spice.
| Serving Suggestions
Pork, cold cuts, pasta salad

Vivacious

Suggested Retail:
$32.00
CSPC#:
739189
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12