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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Harvest Notes

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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Vintage Award Competition
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