Here are my last two white aromatic BC wines for a while. The clouds and rain have convinced me that the upcoming wines that I will taste should be red. The two white wines I have for you are the Township 7 Provenance Series 7 Blanc 2022 and Provenance Series Pinot Gris 2022. Both wines have grapes coming from the Naramata Bench, plus some from the south Okanagan (for the 7 Blanc). Let me tell you about these two wines.
My Wine Tasting Notes
Township 7 Provenance Series 7 Blanc 2022 (BC $24.97)
From the winery, “Our crowd-pleasing white blend, the Provenance Series 2022 7 Blanc is made with handpicked grapes from our Naramata Bench estate and longtime growers in the south Okanagan. The blend is predominantly Riesling followed by Viognier, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Chardonnay to create a beautifully balanced and scented wine. The varietals were cool fermented separately at 13°C over the course of approximately 21 days…Just under 500 cases made, available at both wineries and online.”
Appearance: A bright, clear, medium lemon colour.
Nose: Medium-minus intensity aromas definitely show Gewurztraminer grape scents of roses and spearmint. I also get tropical fruit aromas. The aromas get a little stronger with decanting.
Palate: This wine is off-dry, smooth and round with a thicker mouthfeel. You also get a light acidic prickle on your tongue. Light stone fruit and lime flavours to start but then you get roses and spearmint with swirling. No change to the wine flavours and body with decanting.
Finish: A medium-plus length finishing off-dry, with a round, thick mouthfeel. Pear flavour plus hints of orange, spearmint, pepperiness and some grape stem. No change with decanting.
An easy-to-drink, aromatic sipper; with pronounced Gewurztraminer aromas and flavours. The sweetness of this wine and the spearmint flavour worked really well with the creaminess and salt in the Cathedral City English vintage cheddar cheese I was nibbling.
Rating: – An easy aromatic white wine to open and enjoy. Medium-intensity aromas of roses, spearmint and tropical fruits. This wine is off-dry, with medium plus acidity, body and flavour intensity. A mix of stone fruits, tropical fruits, roses and spearmint flavours on the palate. Medium-plus length.
Township 7 Provenance Series Pinot Gris 2022 (BC $24.97)
From the winery, “Fresh and graceful, our Provenance Series 2022 Pinot Gris was crafted with handpicked Pinot Gris from our Naramata Bench estate. Fermentation was predominantly in stainless steel tanks to retain the wine’s fresh fruit character. One barrel was fermented and added to the blend to add body and complexity. The juice was kept cool during fermentation at 14°C to preserve the bright aromatics. This single vineyard Pinot Gris displays inviting aromas of pear and apricot, along with a wet stony minerality. These qualities follow through on a beautifully textured palate that finishes with a refreshing, savoury acidity.
Available at both wineries and online, only 198 cases made.”
Appearance: A bright, clear, medium-intensity mix of lemon and straw colours.
Nose: Medium-intensity aromas of toast, stone fruits, pears in particular, and touches of vanilla and grape stem. No change to the aromas after decanting.
Palate: Dryish, medium body and acidity. Roundish mouthfeel. Crisp acidity and flavours of citrus mainly, pith, pear and peaches, and a touch of toastiness. The wine has some pepperiness and stoniness starting on the mid-palate to the finish. The wine is softer and smoother, with less acidity and more stone fruit flavours with decanting.
Finish: A medium-plus length finishing with peach and pear and some tart fruit flavours, stoniness and light pepperiness. Same finish with decanting.
I enjoyed the decanted version of this wine better as it is smoother and softer on the palate and you get more stone fruit flavours.
Rating: A Pinot Gris with medium-intensity aromas of toast, stone fruits, and touches of vanilla and grape stem. It is dryish with a rounder, softer mouthfeel after decanting. Citrus, stone fruits and a touch of toastiness, pepperiness and stoniness on the palate. Medium-plus finish.
Where Can I Buy These Wines?
You can buy both these wines online from the Township 7 website:
These wines may be available at your local wine shop, but you need to ask.