2013 Chardonnay

The 2013 Chardonnay is a light pale straw, complex and steely with a firm spine of minerality. Displays notes of citrus, melon. Mealy with a butterscotch and creamy finish. Displays notes of stone fruit, rock melon and concentrated minerality with great length and a firm acid structure.

 

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery ChardonnayWinemaker's Notes

 

Fruit: 100% Chardonnay

Judge Ratings: 2011 Vintage Silver 2013 National Wine Awards of Canada  : 2010 Vintage : Silver 2012 Canadian Wine Awards, Silver 2012 BC Wine Awards

Vineyard: Grown on the dry alluvial outwash of our home block in Creston BC, This Chardonnay was selected from Zone 3. The 2012 vintage struck an optimal balance between flavor, ripeness and acidity producing a Chardonnay showing finesse and varietal character.
Harvest Data: Fruit was harvested at optimum flavour and ripeness. All the grapes used for this wine were grown using sustainable practices.
Vinification: Hand harvested fruit and whole bunch pressed with oxidative handling and no use of preservative, the wine was cold settled, then racked to French Oak barriques for fermentaion. Fermented with burgundian isolates with 100% of the wine going through malo-lactic fermentation.
Wood Percentage: 30% new French Burgundian fine-grained oak with the balance being seasoned French oak from Allier and Vosges forests.
Bottling: The wine was Estate bottled with  280 cases produced.
Sensory:
Colour - Light pale straw with a greene hue.
Aroma - Complex and steely with a firm spine of minerality, Displays notes of citrus and melon.  Mealy with butterscotch and creamy finish.
Palate - A textural palate with long creamy finish displaying notes of ­stone fruit, rock melon with a concentrated minerality and integrated spice from oak, great length with firm acid structure

Analysis Data
Alc. % v/v 12.5
T.A g/L 7.6 
pH 3.34
RS g/L Dry
F SO2 mg/L 25 ppm