|Residual Sugar (G/L)||3.6|
2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.
Our signature Chardonnay. This grape varietal is one that we lovingly and meticulously grow on our estate vineyards in Oliver, both east and west Osoyoos, and Naramata. The conditions in each region are different giving this wine layers of complexity, a pleasant roundness and full flavour.
8 months in American oak; partial stainless steel fermentation
The aromatics begin with yellow peach, lemon, and jasmine.
The mouthfeel exudes flavours of green apple, fresh pineapple, lime, and a pleasant creaminess from oak aging. The finish lingers on this medium-bodied wine.
This Chardonnay is delightful when lightly chilled and best matched with cuisine that is of medium weight and richness.
Savour it with risotto with spring vegetables, cracked crab, arugula salad with apple slices, creamy sauces, or pan-seared halibut with a tropical salsa.