Our 2016 Chardonnay has expressive aromas of pineapple, grapefruit and lime. The light touch of oak gives this fresh wine beautiful complexity and a mouth-watering finish that is ideally paired with grilled salmon topped with garlic butter.
Silver: National Wine Awards 2017 Silver: San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 Bronze: All Canadian Wine Championships 2017
Predominantly estate grown with smaller fractions of Chardonnay from the Okanagan and Similkameen. About 30% of the volume was fermented and aged in French Oak barrels. This year, we increased the portion that was fermented using native yeasts. Our winemaker continues to work with Montrachet yeasts as the favourite strain for our estate fruit. Some fractions underwent malolactic fermentation. After 6 months in barrel and tank, the wine was bottled in the late spring of 2017.