About this winery
Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...
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Notes about product
Spring/Summer 2015 had hotter than average temperatures, reminiscent of the record breaking 1998 season. The last week of August saw heavy smoke in the Okanagan Valley due to large forest fires burning in the South. Smoke cooled the valley, giving the grapes the opportunity to slow sugar production and develop flavour characteristics and tannin. There was no smoke taint detected in any of the berries.
All the grape varietals were estate grown and hand-picked for their specific characteristics, then rigorously sorted prior to fermentation and extended maceration. The various lots were aged in 100% traditional French barriques for 21 months before the final blend was assembled, then matured in-bottle for 2 years prior to release.
Aromas of cassis and black cherry on the nose with a strong and sultry backbone of dark chocolate. Full-bodied with notes of plums, vanilla, and blackberries.