Patio season is coming to a close. And although we may be prepping to start buying more pants and long sleeves, we still have at least a couple weeks under our belts to sip some crisp whites. Both of these are from BC and won’t break the bank for that casual weekend with friends.
Firstly, we have the Hester Creek Trebiano 2011.
Trebbiano, also known as Ugni Blanc in France, is actually the second most widely grown grape in the world as it is very important in the production of Cognac.
Being very popular in Italy, it produces light dry white wines great for the Italian heat, or the two months in BC that we get to enjoy the same pleasures.
What makes this unique is it is the only Trebbiano grown in the Okanagan.
Characteristics include apple, citrus and passion fruit on the nose, and mineral and grapefruit notes on the palate.
So good with BBQ chicken believe it or not.
Lastly, the great people at Cassini have given us a delicious crisp local Sauvignon Blanc that delivers. It even has shrimp, lobster, and kebabs on the label!
This delicious Sauv straddles somewhere between North America and New Zealand with has aromas of passionfruit, grass and pear, with nice apple and hint of tropical and pepper notes.
The wine finishes with a nice citrus zest. The greatest thing is, we still have some left in the store, and the winery is sold out.
James and the 1er Cru at Coal Harbour Liquor Store