For more information Contact Gary at 250-498-7709 or email Gary@montakarn.ca
Our wines are honest, unpretentious and made with passion. Our wines represent Gary’s heart and soul. The tastes, aromas and subtleties of our wines….speak to Montakarn’s Thai culture “the land of smiles’…our wines are sure to make you smile.” Everything is grown here, picked here, and fermented here. The vineyard that you walk through is the wine that you drink.
“Gary Misson For Montakarn’s debut vintages, those wines will be handcrafted blends rather than a
large collection of single varieties. ” We just find that blends seem to be the trick to this valley”, says Gary. The white blend, Tippy Toe, is composed of 70% un-oaked Chardonnay, 22% Sauvignon Blanc, and 8% Viognier. All were blended at crush and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
“The Sauvignon Blanc is really snappy here. It’s the clay and silt that does it.” Gary Misson The terroir variations on the property also help explain why the Malbec ripens significantly earlier than the Merlot. “Our Merlot is in a low clay pocket, like a pond that had dried out,” Gary explains. “It is a little cooler there and the Merlot takes a little longer to come about. The Malbec is up on a sandy knoll and gets a little more heat there, which the Malbec likes. You can almost split the vineyard down the driveway. The north side has a little more clay and the south side is more rocky.” A red blend of Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, will be available this season.
Chardonnay 64%, Sauvignon Blanc 26%, Viognier 10% Alc 13.3% TA 6.05g/L RS. 4.3g/L
A co-fermented blend of Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier, named for a wild horse born on their estate. The nose is a bit frisky with gooseberry, pina colada and cotton candy, but the focus turns to Asian pear, honeydew melon and white peach flavors. It winks at sweetness while providing clean lines beyond the bright entry.
2014 GREAT NORTHWEST WINE COMPETITION
Malbec 39% Syrah 27%, Merlot 23% Cab Franc 11% Acid 6.1 g/L Residual Sugar 2.2 g/L
Generous, open and revealing with terrific balance. Honest and appealing with an abundance of red and black fruit on the palate that is nicely complimented by peppery spice from this significant syrah componet along with bay leaf and thyme. Pep and verve are also featured on the palate and balance the richness of texture. There is still more to come from those beautifully complex wine with more time in bottle. Sara D’Amato 90 Points
2014 Silver Metal
Wine Align, Canadian National Awards