Sweet aromas of honeysuckle, lemon meringue, and apricot. Semi-sweet, with well-balanced acidity. Lengthy finish of nuttiness, candied orange peel, and pear.
These certified-organic Chardonnay grapes were grown in the Catania Vineyard in West Kelowna. Picking started at midnight on the 14th of November when the temperature dropped to -10 °C and the fruit was at 39 Brix. 3.7 tons of grapes were picked giving 1,220 L of icewine.
We selected the 2 TD specialty yeast for the fermentation of our Chardonnay icewine. We did a long, slow fermentation for 68 days, keeping the fruit flavours prominent. Partial barrel aging.
Recently named the “Best Chardonnay in the World” at the 2016 Chardonnay du Monde Competition in France.