Unorthodox Chardonnay 2017
Released: May 2018
Bouquet: Apricot and peach supported by white blossoms and spice.
Palate: Bright floral and spice notes with fresh citrus carry to a vibrant finish.
Food Pairings: Cream-based seafood or chicken pastas.
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The 2017 vintage got off to a slower start with
cool days and a lot of precipitation leading to flood conditions throughout the
Valley. Bud break started around 14 days later than either 2015 or 2016, but
only a couple of days off of the average of the last 15 years. Once the weather
turned we were in for months of hot, dry conditions and the vineyards had no
problem catching up, hitting all of the key developmental stages as expected.
Our estate grown Chardonnay Musque was harvested on September 27. The fruit was destemmed and left on the skins for a three hour cold soak before being drained and pressed to a stainless steel tank for a long, cool fermentation. The cellar team worked hard to preserve the fresh, vibrant character of the wine from grape all the way into the bottle.
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|2016||Silver||All Canadian Wine Championships 2017|
|2014||Best of Varietal||BC Best of Varietal 2015|
|2014||Silver||National Wine Awards of Canada 2015|
|2014||Bronze||All Canadian Wine Championships 2015|
|2014||Bronze||BC Wine Awards 2015|
|2013||Honours||Intervin International Wine Awards 2014|
|2013||Gold||All Canadian Wine Championships 2014|
|2013||Bronze||BC Wine Awards 2014|
|2012||Winner||Intervin International Wine Awards 2013|
|2012||Bronze||National Wine Awards of Canada 2013|
|2011||Silver||Canadian Wine Awards 2012|
|2011||Bronze||BC Wine Awards 2012|
|2010||Double Gold / Best of Category||All Canadian Wine Championships 2011|
|2009||Gold||All Canadian Wine Championships 2010|
|2009||Gold||OWFS Fall 2010|
|2009||Best of Category||OWFS Spring 2010|
|2009||Silver||Canadian Wine Awards 2010|
|2008||Silver||OWFS Fall 2009|
|2007||Silver||OWFS Fall 2008|
|2007||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2008|
|2007||Finalist||OWFS Spring 2008|
|2005||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2006|
|2004||Gold||All Canadian Wine Championships 2005|
|2003||Best of Category||All Canadian Wine Championships 2004|
|2003||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2004|
|2001||Bronze||Canadian Wine Awards 2002|