Unorthodox Chardonnay 2011
Released: April 2012
Colour: Golden straw.
Bouquet: Typical Chardonnay aromas of citrus fruits are present with a pronounced musque nose.
Palate:A slight natural fermentation sweetness brings out the aromas and makes for a long lasting finish.
Food Pairings: Great as an aperitif, the abundant muscat notes and fruitiness make this wine perfect for Thai or Malaysian foods, mild curries and soft cheeses.
Next release: April, 2013
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The 2011 Unorthodox Chardonnay, formerly named Chardonnay Musque, comes exclusively from the estate vineyards. The vines are interplanted with our Chardonnay. The Chardonnay Musque vines are harvested after the main Chardonnay harvest to allow for extra hang time, which helps to develop flavour.
Harvested in late October most of the leaves had fallen off the vines. An overnight skin contact was used to extract all the Musque flavours from the grapes.
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Double Gold - All Canadian Wine Championships 2011
Gold - All Canadian Wine Championships 2010
Gold - OWFS Fall 2010
Gold - All Canadian Wine Championships 2005
Best of Category - OWFS Spring 2010
Best of Category - All Canadian Wine Championships 2004
Silver - Canadian Wine Awards 2012
Silver - Canadian Wine Awards 2010
Silver - OWFS Fall 2009
Silver - OWFS Fall 2008
Silver - Meritage Made in BC 2000
Silver - Liberty Wine & Oyster Festival 2000
Bronze - BC Wine Awards 2012
Bronze - Canadian Wine Awards 2008
Bronze - Canadian Wine Awards 2006
Bronze - Canadian Wine Awards 2004
Bronze - Canadian Wine Awards 2002
Finalist - OWFS Spring 2008