The vineyards are planted in fractured flinty limestone, which forms much of the surface cover in this relatively flat but undulating area lying a few meters above sea level. Underlying the limestone is a ribbon of shallow but fertile soil that allows the vines to develop in this challenging soil profile. The surface limestone is very flinty, and this contributes to the mineral elements and hint of gun smoke character in the wine.
“A fair bit of smoky struck match stuff but carries some citrus and white peach flavour, gentle spiced biscuit oak, and maybe some fennel. Flows along with a fine cool feel, a little strike of flint to texture, a lime rind and citrus tang, green apple tingle, and a pretty long limey finish. Excellent.”
Nose: An intriguing and complex nose. Citrus characters dominated by lime, with a touch of lemon blossom, complemented by subtle notes of gun smoke, flint and fresh brioche.
Palate: Continuation of citrus elements. Lemon juice and candied zest, follow into wet stone minerality with a nuance of almond.
Due to the nature of the Alberta Government distribution system, Highlander is unable to guarantee vintages. We will do our best to ensure that the vintages on our online offers are updated and accurate. However, if we cannot fulfill your order with the requested vintage, you will be notified accordingly and you may choose to either accept the available vintage or cancel your order.