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2017 Becker Vineyard Cuvée

Cuvée

Vintage
2017
 
Vineyard Designation
Becker Vineyard

It has now been 25 years since Becker Vineyard was replanted to Cabernet family varieties, proving that late ripening red varieties could thrive in the South Okanagan. The 2017 Becker Vineyard Cuvée is a Merlot dominant blend, and is a true expression both of this historic vineyard and the 2017 vintage.

 

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SKU: 58459
Winemaker Notes
2017 growing season got off to a slow start with bud break occurring nearly two weeks later than average. But this was followed by a hot and dry summer that really allowed the grapes to fully ripen. This was also a year of reduced yields however, it resulted in small, concentrated berries that produced wines of pronounced depth and intensity.
Vineyard Notes
Becker Vineyard was initially developed in 1977, as part of the pioneering Becker Project, which demonstrated that vitis vinifera could thrive in British Columbia. However, the property’s potential for late ripening red varieties was first identified in 1993, and was replanted to Cabernet family varieties that year. Tucked up against the Okanagan Highland mountains, Becker Vineyard produces finessed, elegant wines from the upper terrace of the Black Sage Bench.
Vintage
2017
Acid
6.7 g/L
pH
3.9
Fermentation
Partially barrel fermented
Residual Sugar
0.4 g/L
Alcohol
14.5
Harvest Date
October 5-31
Bottling Date
August 2019
Maturation
17 months in French oak, 42% new
Varieties
Merlot 44%, Cabernet Sauvignon 34% and Cabernet Franc 22%