Limited edition; only 100 cases produced.
As determined by terroir consultant Dr. Pedro Parra & the winemaking team, each of the three pick blocks of Chardonnay grapes were hand-picked and separated based on must flavour, vineyard ripeness and site topography, as well as many other factors taken into consideration. The picking took place over October 9th,10th & 11th 2017.
Each pick block was whole cluster pressed separately to optimally express each unique vineyard location. Only the purest free run juice from the three individual press batches was selected, blended and separated out into two new 500-liter French oak puncheons for fermentation.
The wine underwent minimal handling with lees stirring every month and went to 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 New World Chardonnay was 100% French oak barrel fermented and aged which leads to aromas of butterscotch candy with nuances of tropical fruit, orange peel, caramel and grilled hazelnut.
15 months of gross lees contact in barrel lends a rich oily texture and combines richness and power with classical elegance. This wine has a classic Okanagan mineral streak on the palate and the stylish oak is well integrated with the rich ripe fruit flavours. Bottled March 2019. Limited edition; only 100 cases produced.
PH 3.6 | TA 5.6 | RS 0.7 | ALC 14.2%
WINEMAKER: MATT DUMAYNE, OKANAGAN CRUSH PAD
LIMITED CASES AVAILABLE: 100 | SKU 218261