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Wine of the Week: Rigour & Whimsy 2019 Hyperdrive

2019 Hyperdrive
2019 Hyperdrive
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Rigour & Whimsy is a micro winery in Okanagan Falls featuring hand crafted small lot wines. Costa and Jody Gavaris are the very cool husband and wife team behind the label that have brought a very colourful wave to our wine industry.

Creative and fun, the duo are focussing on creating amber or orange wines and Gamay and Syrah. The labels and wine names are whimsical and captivating: Dazzling Light, Orienteering in the Underworld and Cowabunga! Sparkling are sure to peak interest.

The couple creates their wines from root to bottle and carefully raise their vines through a regenerative farming style to increase biodiversity. Well loved, Rigour & Whimsy wines have become a favourite for sommeliers and are critically acclaimed.

Costa Gavaris at the 2019 Garagiste North Wine Festival.
Costa Gavaris at the 2019 Garagiste North Wine Festival.

The 2019 Hyperdrive

(I am sharing the wine details and notes exactly from their website so that you can catch their vibe)
"This is a short skip at lightspeed through hyperspace from the 2018 Flux Capacitor. They are the same but different. The Flux Capacitor was a co-fermentation of six grape varieties. Hyperdrive is a blend of two independently fermented varieties: Pinot Blanc and Viognier. The Pinot Blanc is the spine and structure of this wine with ample orchard fruit and acidity. The Viognier is the coaxium - the hyperfuel bending space and time at will. Highly unstable and explosive on its own, the Viognier has an impact on this blend that far outweighs its 30% fraction.

This wine loves bashing us over our heads with our own preconceptions and biases of what Viognier is capable of.

Drink this to expand your mind, your palate, and your possibilities.

One word Spellbinding."

Bravo Costa and Jody!


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