2016 Great Northern Vineyards Viognier

Year: 2016, Alcohol: 14.5%

Great Northern Vineyards is located on the bench above the Similkameen River in Cawston, in the Similkameen Valley. The soils are predominantly river rock, adding to the mineral complexity shown in the wine. The vineyards are owned by Colleen Ferguson and Janet Watts and the wine is produced by Kettle Valley Winery, Andrew Watts, winemaker. The grapes were handpicked on October 3 and 11, 2016 at approximately 24.7 brix. A portion of this wine has been barrel fermented in older French oak before being blended with wine that was fermented in stainless steel tanks.