Fresh, fragrant, fleshy.
A newer winery in the Okanagan Valley, Lunessence launched in 2014 after taking over a property in Summerland.
Their philosophy is hidden also in their name: Lunessence where Luna=Moon + Essence. The essence of the Moon. Moon as an important part of biodynamic farming that they are implementing. There are no pesticides or herbicides used in their vineyards with a focus on natural wines; they ideally use only native yeast, no, or minimal fining (only bentonite and time), and very light or no filtration at all.
Lunessence likes its aromatics and this Viognier is not shy. In a blind tasting, I'd nose this wine as Gewurztraminer. Notes of rose petals, honey, exotic spices, apricot and Meyer lemon lead to a creamy, fleshy and honeyed palate. Expect an off-dry white with good freshness, and a lengthy finish.
Pairs Great with Gone Crackers Roasted Shallot & Herb
Spicy Food, Cheese - Goat, Patio Sippers, GONE CRACKERS
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2019-07-08 18:22:42.0