LUNESSENCE WINERY part 1
There is a growing trend in B.C of Biodynamic viticulture. 40% of vineyards are now practicing this sustainable viticulture in B.C. Essentially this means that little or no herbicides or synthetic fertilizers are utilized. Farming methods also include minimizing any harm to the ecosystem, preserving a natural balance and farming based on Lunar and Cosmic cycles. I am fascinated by the diversity of what Biodynamic means with or without the ‘Voodoo” as developed by philosopher Rudolf Steiner in the !920’s
One such Winery is Lunessence, where I must admit I was attracted to the idea of classical music in the vineyard!. Classical music is streamed through the Vineyard with attention to composer etc… to affect the balance and quality of the grapes ! We know that sound frequency can affect the Human brain and essentially nature around us so being a classical music buff I decided to investigate this theory , with some wine tasting to go with it of course
Lunessence is located in Summerland with grapes also being sourced from the southern Okanagan
I begin with the New release of 2014 Sauvignon Blanc $28
Fermented in 70% stainless steel and aged in (30%) Slovakian oak I opened this elegant bottle (presentation is key) and was delighted with a bright , Grassy nose of Passion fruit and Lime. I The palate had a rounded minerality , great acidity with a long lemony finish . One thing I enjoyed was the weight on my palate. Needless to say I will be going back for more …
Next up the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc – Muscat VQA $22
This blend was one of my faves for a summer patio sipper Iit is light and refreshing with a wonderful Herbaceous nose , sage, Citrus and Orange blossom. Great acidity leading to a dry finish
This Merlot is very fruit forward with a fragrant nose of Black cherry and spice . Plum and Coffee with a good balance of Oak and Fruit lead to a long satisfying finish. It is young yet and has room to age . Delicious!
So far so good wouldn’t you say !
Check out their website to order their wines here : www.lunessencewinery.com
Hang on for Part 2….