The 2014 Viognier opens on a playful combination of fragrant flowers, orange blossom, fresh apricot, peach and mango, with a touch of honey and fresh herbs. The palate is dry and medium body; its texture shows some weight and roundness as it carries with a subtle sweetness, flavours of ripe cantaloupe, peach, apricot balanced by some citrusy, mineral and paprika undertones.
The Wyse Family – founders of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery in Oliver BC – is proud to introduce a line up of wines under a new label: Calliope. Pronounced ka-LIE-oh-pee, this captivating name pays homage to a tiny hummingbird found in southern British Columbia which is Canada’s smallest bird. The word Calliope is of Greek origin meaning ‘beautiful voice’ and was chosen by the Wyse family in recognition of their interest in birds and music. Calliope is also the Greek Muse of Eloquence and Poetry.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve chilled with veggie samosas in a tamarind dipping sauce, or a fresh cantaloupe ball salad with heirloom tomatoes, ricotta and seasonal fresh herbs. Its rounded texture and high aromatic profile make it a good choice to start a dinner or a party with appies.