Maturation: 60% Stainless Steel, 40% Neutral Oak
“Classic Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon aromas of gooseberry, pineapple and citrus show through, along with notes of toast and spice derived from maturation in French oak puncheons. The palate is fresh and crisp, and driven by the same array of fruits, while oak and creamy yeast notes contribute further complexity and richness. The wine is medium bodied with impressive flavour intensity and concentration. While certainly approachable in its youth, Alibi will continue to evolve over the next 2-3 years. Pair with seafood, salads, or goats’ cheese.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker
A hot spring and warm and dry 2018 summer had the vineyards well advanced and in great condition leading in to the fall. Following this, a very cool August and September slowed ripening to a crawl. Thankfully dry conditions and a lack of frost events allowed the grapes to achieve ripe and pure fruit flavours, while still retaining fresh acidity and great fruit aromas. White wine grapes were harvested slightly later than average but still achieved great flavour ripeness and balance.