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2017 POPLAR GROVE Blanc de Noirs

POPLAR GROVE Blanc de Noirs 2017

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  • Country
  • Country
  • Canada
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
  • Region
  • Region
  • British Columbia
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Okanagan Valley, Naramata
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Merlot 66 %
    Malbec 34 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Rose
  • About this winery

    Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...

    See the POPLAR GROVE detail page for more information on this brand

  • Tasting notes

    Pale coral plunges into the glass. A compelling aroma of candied berries mingles with pink grapefruit to awaken the senses. The 2017 Blanc de Noirs is a classic, dry Rosé with alluring flavours of crunchy strawberries, watermelon and rhubarb. A summer sipper perfect for enjoying under the sun on the beach, boat or barbecue.

  • Viticultural notes

    A cold Canadian winter, unusually wet spring, and dry summer yielded wines with excellent balance and distinct varietal flavours. A persistent haze from nearby forest fires did not directly affect the grape-growing areas as the haze blanketed the sun coverage, preventing the customary heat spikes and positively impacted the growing season by slowing down the grape ripening periods and flavour development.

  • Winemaking notes

    Merlot and Malbec bunches were hand picked and sorted in the vineyard. The extracted juice from the crushed grapes was left on skins for four hours, then cold settled and fermented at 15ºC to preserve the bright fruit flavours. The yeast consumed most of the grape sugars leaving 1.8 g/l and yielding a wonderfully rich dry rosé.