2022 GSM
Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Blend - See Tech Sheet
Harvest Date
October 26, November 4 & 17, 2022
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.7
Bottling Date
April 25-26, 2023
Residual Sugar
0.4 g/L
Alcohol %
12.8

2022 GSM

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A nuanced wine with an allusion to the romantic slopes of the southern Rhône Valley, our 2022 GSM blends classic old-world with the new to create a beautifully layered wine. The nose and palate play in perfect harmony with aromas and flavours of raspberry, red plum and ripe Bing cherry. A touch of floral notes with a hint of pepper uplifts this wine to make it a perfect pairing for seared duck breast on a bed of wild rice, garnished with Okanagan cherries and fig jus.
Vineyard Notes
The 2022 season at Hester Creek will be remembered as one of the most challenging, yet productive years. With the addition of new vineyards, the 2022 harvest yielded a larger crop than average. Due to cooler-than-expected spring temperatures and more rain than is typical of the South Okanagan, the season was off to a late start. By summer, temperatures rose and lasted into the autumn, extending the season with the warmest September and October on record. Growing degree days reached 1676 on average. This longer growing season led to longer hang times for the fruit as they developed phenolic ripeness. Harvest began on September 9th with our Ti Amo and finished on December 1st with our Old Vine Cabernet Franc. For the white varietals, longer hang times resulted in delicate aromatics. The red varietals hung on the vine throughout November allowing the grapes to concentrate their colours and flavours. The 2022 vintage will be remembered as a milestone year for producing exceptional, fruit-forward and age-worthy wines.
Winemaker Notes
Our GSM is a classic Rhône-style red wine made up of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. We sourced the grapes for this 2022 vintage from one of the warmest vineyards in Canada which we named, Vineyard Eleven for its prestigious location and excellence in producing grapes that are an 11/10 in quality. After being hand harvested, the grapes were destemmed and fermented separately for an average of 27 days before being barreled down and encouraged through a malolactic fermentation for an additional three weeks. The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels to showcase the terroir and provide the connoisseur with a wine unlike any other in BC.
Other Notes
Double Gold ~ All Canadian Wine Championships, 93 Points ~ BC Wine Awards Top 50, 92 Points ~ Julian Park, 90 Points ~ Jennifer Havers, 92 Points ~ Deborah Podurgiel

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