2016 Chardonnay


Aromas of straw, green apple and lychee with a rich and layered texture. All flavours and textures are as natural as intended.

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As determined by Parra, each block of Chardonnay grapes is hand-picked at a different time, with the first picking taking place in mid-September and the last in early October 2016. Each section was treated differently to optimally express each unique vineyard location. For 11 months, a percentage of deeper, clay soil sections were whole cluster pressed into new oak puncheons to ferment, with the remainder being fermented in a concrete egg.

The wine underwent minimal handling and had lees stirring and bottling without fining or filtration. The idea was to create three separate parts that were uniquely represented in the whole wine. Alone, the parts showed the different sections and together the entire vineyard and all its nuances are brought into balance. This elegant wine exhibits aromas of straw, green apple and lychee, with a rich and layered texture. All flavours and textures are as nature intended. Dumayne says that this wine will reward aging.

93 Points – Anthony Gismondi

93 Points – John Schreiner on Wine

93 Points – Rick VanSickle

90 Points – David Lawrason

PH 3.67 | TA 5.5 | RS 0.2 | ALC 12.3%
WINEMAKER: Matt Dumayne, Okanagan Crush Pad