Chardonnay 2016

SILVER - 2017 BC Wine Awards
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SKU: 530691
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
: Its golden hue shows the barrel fermentation components and gentle aging of this wine. Nose is full of spice and tropical fruit, with hints of honey, minerals and lime. Palate is rich and textured with biscotti and graham cracker, before quickly shifting to plum skin and lemon zest in the bright long finish.
Awards
SILVER - 2017 BC Wine Awards
Vineyard Notes
A record early bud break had us thinking that we were in for another hot ripe year as in 2015, but a cool June and July slowed the growing season significantly. There was some moderate disease pressure for the ¬first time in years so diligent work in the vineyard was required to keep the fruit clean and free from mold. In September the sun came out and resulted in an excellent year for whites, with slow steady sugar accumulation and beautiful acids retained with the cool nights. This Chardonnay was picked over several weeks, with each block selected at optimal ripeness.
Production Notes
We whole cluster pressed the early harvested fruit and fermented it in stainless steel barrels and tanks with selected yeast strains, and then took the machine harvested fruit and fermented it in oak (French and American) using only native yeast. The barrel portion went through malolactic fermentation, while the stainless component did not, retaining the great freshness of malic acid in the wine.
Production
Cases made: 2054
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
19 Sep - 11 Oct 2016
Acid
6.30
pH
3.63
Aging
Cellaring potential 3 - 5 years
Bottling Date
June 2017
Residual Sugar
2.68 g/L
Alcohol %
14
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(Nov 27, 2017 at 2:57 AM)
I had tried several wines before and any I had tasted had been sweet and sweet. This wine is none of that - recent & zesty with a beautiful acidity....I know what i will be drinking countless this summer!!

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