Introduced in 2014, Narrative is a collection of wines and spirits made from grapes sourced from independent growers across the Okanagan. The portfolio tells the story of the Okanagan and its rare climate, which presents the rare combination of an arid desert landscape and snowy winters. These special conditions produce an intense, short growing season. Wines with natural fresh acidity and lively juicy fruit. Narrative wines and spirits vary from year to year showcasing the best of each vintage. Narrative offers unique blends, a Syrah, a Riesling, sparkling wines, a fortified wine and spirits.
WINEMAKER Matt Dumayne
We found a small batch of Malbec from a vineyard site in Osoyoos right on the US border. The grapes were destemmed and put into clay amphorae and a large format oak barrel to ferment using native yeasts. Barrels were rolled daily by hand with no oxygen exposure. The wine was left on skins for 8 months before being pressed and blended into one small egg-shaped concrete tank for settling.