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Day 1 – Secret Society White 2021

Welcome to Day 1!

We thought it would be fun to kick off our 12 days of wine with one of our most popular wines: Secret Society White. This is only fitting, given that it’s a mystery blend that starts off our 12 mystery wines! For those of you who’ve been along on our journey since the beginning…waaaaay back in 2014…you’ll know that this was the very first white wine we had in our portfolio.  Although it has evolved a bit since that first vintage, the core concept of this wine still holds true: crisp, dry and aromatic.

I love when people ask why we don’t reveal the grape varieties on the label. The easy answer is simply that it’s fun! If you like blind tasting wines and trying to pick out flavours and aromas with a goal of nailing the grapes, then this is the wine for you. But the real reason is that we want to try and get past people’s preconceived notions about what think they like, and more importantly, what they think they don’t like. If you spent a day or two with us in the tasting room, you’d have a better understanding of this! So many times we have guests tell us that they don’t like this grape, or they don’t like that grape. And when they see that wine on our portfolio sheet, they don’t want to try it because they already “know” they aren’t going to like it. But when you don’t know what you are tasting, your mind isn’t getting in the way of your senses. We want people to experience this wine objectively and form an honest opinion of whether or not they like it.

Winemaking Notes

With a name like Black Market, it should come as no surprise that there are a few things going on that we just can’t talk about. We set out to create a white blend that was exotically aromatic, crisp on the palate and balanced by citrus and tropical fruitiness…and that’s exactly what Secret Society delivers.  But you know how the old saying goes: “If we told you what was in it, we’d have to…” You get the idea. Figure out what’s in this blend and you’re in our Secret Society! We’ve got 3 varietals in the blend this year. All of the varietals were fermented separately in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the fresh aromatics of the fruit. The grapes in this blend come from vineyards in Kaleden.

Tasting Notes
Fresh, elegant notes of lemon peel, apple blossom and orchard fruit. The palate of this white blend is balanced and bright with lively acidity. This wine tastes of ripe nectarine, citrus punch and tropical fruit with a crisp, refreshing finish.

Food Pairings
With its refreshing fruit flavours, Secret Society is perfect for an afternoon on the patio or an evening of al fresco dining. Pair it with grilled fish, mildly spiced Asian dishes, or a market salad with grilled chicken. It’s awesome with spicy chicken karage.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2021
Appellation BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyards Kaleden
Acid 5.9 g/L
pH 3.2
Residual Sugar 1.8 g/L
Alcohol % 12.1
Production: 250 cases