The 2009 Big Bang is the transformation of Blasted Church's beloved and celebrated Dam Flood. It is fitting that with a change in name comes a change in the blend. The change in blend was a result of the harsh winter conditions of 2008. Much of their estate grown Lemberger was damaged and did not yield the fruit required to produce a similar blend, therefore Gamay was a suitable replacement for Lemberger and sourced from First Estate Vineyards in Peachland. First Estate Vineyards also supplied the Big Bang with Marechal Foch (a cross between Goldriesling and Courtiller Musque). The inaugural 2009 Big Bang is a blend of Gamay (60%), Lemberger (16%), Merlot (15%) and Marechal Foch (9%). The Lemberger that survived the harsh winter continued to produce great quality fruit. The Merlot was sourced from a third leaf vineyard in Kaleden.
From Blasted Church Vineyards