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2018 Platinum Chardonnay

2018 Platinum Chardonnay

Balanced and rich in texture, this vintage of Platinum Chardonnay showcases a creamy mouthfeel with bright acidity and a lingering finish. With a bouquet of stone fruit, butterscotch and citrus meringue, the nose leads into a into a velvety palate with flavours of lemon chiffon and flakes of sea salt.

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Naramata Bench
Through 2028
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Sourced exclusively from estate grown Chardonnay grapes, clones 95 and 548, 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
Each vineyard is hand harvested and the grapes cooled overnight. Most lots are whole cluster pressed. The riper fruit is de-stemmed and kept cool with about 12 hours of skin contact before extracting the juice. Free and press run juices are separated and settled for up to 36 hours.
Winemaker Notes
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. 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 regularly to build a full and creamy texture. The final blend is composed of 65% new French oak barriques and puncheons with the balance in 2nd & 3rd fill barrels and provide a layered and complex Chardonnay.