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2020 Chardonnay

Micro Lot Series

2020 Chardonnay
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$34.90
 
SKU: 26159-20

Barrel fermented in 25% new French oak, and full malolactic fermentation while stirring... a lot of love and care has gone into growing and crafting this wine. Brett, who is particularly passionate about Chardonnay, carefully managed this Micro Lot and stirred lees daily for 16 weeks! All that lovely lees contact created a beautifully textured, opulent expression of Similkameen terroir. 

On the nose you'll discover deep tropical notes (think papaya and guava) along with citrus and wet stone. The palate delivers delightful creaminess, a touch of butter (but not "oaky" at all), and minerality for DAYS. A fellow local wine enthusiast tasted this recently, and she described it as "it tastes like floating the Similkameen River!". Those of you who know, know. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Similkameen Valley
Harvest Date
October 2 & 16
Acid
6.25
pH
3.64
Aging
8 months in French oak, 25% new
Fermentation
Full malolactic in barrel
Bottling Date
June 15th, 2021
Residual Sugar
1.7g/L
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"This is a fleshy and fruity chardonnay from Corcelettes in the Similkameen valley, with moderate oak and lees influence, well-integrated into the ensemble, and very solid length and depth. The palate is broad and creamy, balanced and flavourful; I'd cellar another year for more complete flavour harmony to be reached; although acids are modest, there appears to be enough stuffing here to see this through to a more complete experience and more complex, less fermentation-derived, flavours." -John Szabo, MS
Ratings
91 points- David Lawrason, WineAlign 90 points- John Szabo, MS 90 points- Sara d'Amato, WineAlign
Vineyard Notes
Keremeos Bench & South Cawston
Food Pairing Notes
Halibut, shellfish, creamy pasta dishes, or plain potato chips!
Production
11 barrels crafted.