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Haywire Secrest Chardonnay, 2020

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2020 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 12.5% ALC/VOL
Critic's Rating 88 pts

VINEYARD: Secrest Mountain Vineyard is a 50-acre site, home to a 38-acre (15ha) vineyard situated on a flat south-west facing bench in a high mountain setting 487 meters (1,600ft) above sea level. This cool site has flat alluvial soils studded with coarse gravel and sandy loam with limestone layers. The vineyard was planted in 2000 with Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir. Since 2010, it has been farmed under the direction of Okanagan Crush Pad and a conversion to organic farming practices was started in 2014. In 2018 when Brad and Dave Wise decided to retire, the winery purchased the property from the family and will carry on with the work that the Wise family has done for the past 18 years.

WINEMAKING: The wine was whole bunch pressed for gentle juice recovery and quality, the natural yeast fermented wine was then aged in concrete tanks and large puncheons for 10 months before bottling.

WINE PROFILE The Chardonnay delivers a clean fruit driven style backed by a creamy, textured mouthfeel framed with mouth watering acidity.

Brix: 21.7 | pH: 3.65 | TA: 5.2 | RS: 0.0 | Alc: 12.8%

Critic's Rating

From the organic Secrest Mountain Vineyard, this chardy was whole bunch pressed into concrete tanks and amphora for native ferment and 10 months again on lees. There's a textural creaminess underlying layers of sage, cream, yellow plum and yellow apple above. Quite expansive, this would be well suited to polenta or creamy fish pie.
- Treve Ring
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The 2020 vintage was a featured wine in August 2023's Wine Club package.

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Secrest Mountain Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 0.2 g/L
Cases Produced: 608

Appearance: Bright, straw colour.
Nose: Toasty, apple nose with oak spice.
Palate: Medium- to full-bodied, dry. Creamy, richly extracted apple flavour.
Quality: 89 points – Wine Club Canada. Very Good+. Drink now and through 2024.

Food Pairing: Garlic-mushrooms and Brie crostini, barbecued chicken pizza, pan-fried lobster and scallop ravioli, baked halibut with asparagus, and cowboy caviar.