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Estate Grown Chardonnay, 2017

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2017 Okanagan Valley 750 mL ,14.8% ALC/VOL

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$35.00
Chardonnay

Critic's Rating90 pts

Description

Our 2017 Chardonnay is a blend of three micro-harvests from our single estate Chardonnay block. Over 3 weeks we conducted these harvest to capture specific attributes in the fruit. 80% was aged 6 months in French oak, of which 55% was new. The last harvest of 20% was aged in stainless streel. 60% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. Notes of citrus, stone fruit, brioche and sea salt on the nose. Bright acidity and deliciously full on the palate with further flavors of buttered popcorn, tropical fruit and minerality.

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Critic’s Rating:

90 pts

To build complexity into this wine, there were three different harvests over three weeks of the Chardonnay block to capture specific characters of flavour and ripeness. Eighty percent of the wine was aged six months in French oak (55% new); the remainder was aged in stainless steel. Sixty percent of the wine went through malolactic fermentation. The object of this complex winemaking was to preserve aromatics, fruit and acidity while framing it very subtly with oak. The wine begins with citrus aromas. On the palate, there are flavours of apple, melon and stone fruit. This is an excellent wine...

- John Schreiner

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