TERRAVISTA VINEYARDS Fandango
Named for a Spanish dance for two, this unique and acclaimed wine is made from estate grown Spanish varietals Albariño and Verdejo (the only wine in Canada to be produced with them). Instantly refreshing, always thirst-quenching with aromas of zesty citrus accompanied by bursts of herbs, spices and green melon. The boucle-like mid palate texture remains tingling on the tongue long after the last sip.
Region: Naramata, B.C.
Varietal: Albariño, Verdejo
Suggested Retail Price $29
Awards & Ratings
GOLD - National Wine Awards of Canada
91 POINTS - Gismondi on Wine
This is the sixth vintage of Fandango, a singular Canadian blend of albariño and verdejo from Terravista's granitic home vineyard, Lone Hand Ranch, on the slopes of the Upper Naramata Bench. Lime blossom and lime pith, ripe apricot, orchard pear, peach fuzz, scents of anise and a pile of acidity that streams along the palate (pleasantly watery) with lively acidity to a gingery finish. Slightly fatter than the straight albarino but equally delicious. Tapas anyone?
Albariño \ al ba RI nyoh \
Indigenous to Norther Spain around Galicia in the Rias Baixas DO, and in the Vinho Verde region of Portugal, Albariño is is bright and zesty and crisp. It has been compared to Riesling for its minerality and bracing acidity; to Viognier, because of its fleshiness and peach/apricot character; and to Pinot Gris for its floral bouquet.
Verdejo \ ver DAY ho \
Native to the Rueda region of Spain, Verdejo is versatile varietal with vivacious citrusy acidity, floral overtones and stony minerality.
Region & Vineyard Notes
The Naramata Bench sits on the eastern shore of Lake Okanagan, and benefits from warm sunny days and a long growing season, as well as the moderating effects of the lake and its gentle slopes and varied soil types. The Terravista estate has a great southwestern slope with very rocky, sandy soils. In elevation it is above the heavier lake deposits characteristic of the lower benches -- an excellent location to plant the Spanish white grapes varietals the Tennants wanted to grow.