2010  White  Conception

2010 White Conception

This wine is a gold medal winner at the 2010 Ottawa Wine & Food Show Wine Challenge and a bronze medal winner at the 2010 All Canadian Wine Awards.

Concentrated and complex aromatics of nectarine, honeysuckle, poached pears, almond, orange zest, brioche and Chinese five-spice. Very good richness on the palate, solid acid backbone, and long spicy finish.

This wine was inspired by the idea that there can be great synergy between the aromatics and energy of our aromatic whites, coupled with the richness and complexity of our barrel-fermented wines. Each component was vinified separately in both stainless steel and barrel and then blended to showcase their aromatic intensity, balance and richness. The name was inspired by our Jack Rabbit Flats Vineyard, once a very popular “parking” spot among locals. As it turns out, more than just great wine was conceived in our vineyards…

Winemaking Notes

Each varietal that comprised the final blend was vinified separately, and then selected in the desired proportion using a series of blind tastings. A small portion of the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc were barrel-fermented in a combination of neutral and new French oak barrels. Each component of the wine was kept on its lees in tank and barrel for three months following the completion of fermentation. The final blend, once selected, was assembled and bottled in Spring 2011.

Awards & Accolades

Gold Medal- 2010 Ottawa Wine & Food Show Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal - 2010 All Canadian Wine Awards

Technical Details

Cooperage: Stainless steel (78%) and French barriques (22%), both new and neutral oak
Harvest Dates: September 13 – October 1, 2010
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 6.0g/l (sugar code = 1)
Total Acidity: 6.8g/l
pH: 3.55

Cellar Potential

Drinking best from 2011 to 2014

Release Date

June 27, 2011