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2018 Block 5 Chardonnay

2018 Block 5 Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
VQA, Okanagan Valley B.C.
Harvest Date
September 19 2018
Acid
8 g/l
pH
3.15
Aging
14 months on lees in barrel
Fermentation
100% wild fermentation in Oak foudre and barrique
Residual Sugar
0.97 g/l
Alcohol %
12.9
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SKU: 069313

Tasting Notes
Flinty struck-match notes on the nose. Flavours of vibrant citrus and melon, with bright lively acidity.  

Blend
100% Chardonnay

This wine hails from Block 5 at the top of our Home Block Vineyard. This was our second year farming it organically. What used to be a vigorous, heavy canopy quickly showed a big change due to the changes in farming practices. As a result, the fruit developed riper flavours, but less sugar than it had in past years. This wine was 100% fermented wild in puncheons and French oak barrels for structure, and our team encouraged a malolactic component to add softness. We let this wine sit in stainless steel for 6 extra months, to allow integration before bottling.  

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
VQA, Okanagan Valley B.C.
Harvest Date
September 19 2018
Acid
8 g/l
pH
3.15
Aging
14 months on lees in barrel
Fermentation
100% wild fermentation in Oak foudre and barrique
Residual Sugar
0.97 g/l
Alcohol %
12.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Flinty struck-match notes on the nose. Flavours of vibrant citrus and melon, with bright lively acidity. 
Vineyard Notes
 Above average growing degree days in the spring contributed to an early budbreak. Cooler days and evenings arrived in August, which slowed down the ripening of the grapes and allowed for greater flavour development while retaining freshness and acidity. 
Winemaker Notes
Enjoy now or cellar through 2025
Food Pairing Notes
This old world Burgundian-style wine begs to be paired with oysters. 
Production
925 6 packs produced