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Gold Chardonnay 2017

Gold Chardonnay 2017

Aromas of peach & orchard flowers, preserved lemon, honeycomb and water chestnut lead into a full-bodied, vibrantly rich palate of nectarine, apricot and pineapple with subtle hints of butterscotch and candied pecan.

Drinking beautifully now and will age gracefully through 2023 under ideal cellaring conditions.

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SKU: 305292_17
Naramata Bench
Through 2023
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Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The fruit for this wine is from our own estate grown Naramata Bench fruit and with a small portion from our select growers. The vineyards are cropped at 3 tons per acre to encourage flavour concentration. The fruit from our vineyards retain lively acidity to complement ripe fruit flavours. Different leaf removal strategies were employed to give a variety of bunch exposure times and subsequent flavour development.
Production Notes
Most lots are whole cluster pressed. The riper fruit is de-stemmed into the press for about 12 hours of skin contact before extracting the juice. Free and press run juices are separated and settled for up to 36 hours. A variety of fermentation yeasts are used to enhance complexity. Using 100% French oak barrels that are complementary to the fruit character, fermentations are long and cool.
Winemaker Notes
This wine is 100% barrel fermented. Some barrels undergo partial or complete malolactic fermentation to add palate richness. Barrel aging is 16 months. Barrels are stirred bi-weekly to build a full and creamy texture. The final blend is composed of 21% new French oak barrels with the balance in 2nd & 3rd fill barrels and provide a layered and complex Chardonnay.