St. Hubertus Chasselas 2007

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Rarely seen in Canada, Chasselas is the primary white variety in Switzerland, where it is also known as Fendant. It is believed to be in only two Okanagan vineyards, one of which is St. Hubertus, a winery operated by two brothers originally from Switzerland. Leo Gebert was trained – it sounds like a Swiss cliché – as a banker. He preferred farming but found Swiss land prices prohibitive. Attracted by British Columbia’s mountains, he purchased a historic vineyard near Kelowna in 1984. His younger brother, Andy, formerly a yacht skipper in the Caribbean, joined him and they opened the winery in 1991.The brothers have enjoyed considerable success with Chasselas, even exporting it to Switzerland. Invariably, the wine is light and refreshing. Their 2006 Chasselas, with 10.6% alcohol, is easy to quaff. Soft in texture, it has aromas and flavours of McIntosh apples, finishing with an appealing freshness. 87 points.

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St Hubertus & Oak Estate Winery:
The St Hubertus & Oak Bay Vineyards were originally planted in 1928 By J.W. Hughes during a time when agricultural land was plentiful. since 1984 the Gebert Familys use sustainable farming practices on their 76 acre vineyard to produce wines that reflect the terroir of the north Okanagan Valley under the St Hubertus & Oak Bay Label. in 2003 the Okanagan Mountain Wild Fire destroyed the original winery and over 200 houses.

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Vintage: 2006 10/16/2008

Rarely seen in Canada, Chasselas is the primary white variety in Switzerland, where it is also known as Fendant. It is believed to be in only two Okanagan vineyards, one of which is St. Hubertus, a winery operated by two brothers originally from Switzerland. Leo Gebert was trained – it sounds like a Swiss cliché – as a banker. He preferred farming but found Swiss land prices prohibitive. Attracted by British Columbia’s mountains, he purchased a historic vineyard near Kelowna in 1984. His younger brother, Andy, formerly a yacht skipper in the Caribbean, joined him and they opened the winery in 1991.The brothers have enjoyed considerable success with Chasselas, even exporting it to Switzerland. Invariably, the wine is light and refreshing. Their 2006 Chasselas, with 10.6% alcohol, is easy to quaff. Soft in texture, it has aromas and flavours of McIntosh apples, finishing with an appealing freshness. 87 points.




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