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Sparkling Chardonnay - Oliver, 2012

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2012 Okanagan Valley 750 mL ,11.7% ALC/VOL

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Description

Consistent tiny bubbles from its bottle fermentation greet the nose with layers of stone fruits and citrus.  The lemon persists from the nose to the palate and is complemented by some minerality and floral finish. Touches of toast round out your experience in a soft long finish of stone fruits and melon.  The beautiful natural acidity keeps everything focused, crisp and clean.

THE VINEYARD AND HARVEST

Secrest Mountain Vineyards in Oliver, BC is a unique micro-climate in the South Okanagan.  The site is comprised of eight inches of sandy topsoil above pure silt with a gravel seam at forty-eight inches where the roots find small amounts of water.  This higher-elevation vineyard is bordered on the west by a steep rock face creating a heat pocket which holds the warmth of the sun.  Yield in 2012 was kept lower than average at 3.3 tons an acre and harvest started September 22nd at 19.9 brix.

THE WINEMAKING

The fruit was whole cluster pressed and initially fermented in stainless steel tanks.  After one month 29% was put into three year old barrels for six weeks with occasional lees stirring.  There was no malolactic fermentation and the juice was hand bottled at the beginning of January 2013.  After thirty days of hand riddling, twice a day, the Chardonnay was disgorged May 13thth, 2013 with no dosage added.

THE PRODUCT

  • 2012 Sparkling Chardonnay (VQA)
  • Assemblage – 100% Secrest Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay
  • Released May 13th, 2013
  • Specifics: pH 3.31 | TA 6.30 | Alc. 11.7% | RS 3.0

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Reviews

  • 2015-03-27

    Wine expert Kurtis Kolt wrote about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "A classic traditional-method style, there’s fresh-baked bread on the nose along with apples, pears and tropical fruit in... More

    2015-02-03

    Wine expert Michelle Bouffard wrote about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "Light on its feet, it has a nice creamy texture and delicate mineral chalky notes on the finish. The perfect kick off... More

    2015-01-06

    Wine expert Kurtis Kolt wrote about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "This traditional method sparkler from the Okanagan Valley bubbles over with apples, pears and plenty of citrus." You... More

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