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 Kalala Vineyard in West Kelowna.
Picking started on December 12 when the temperature dropped to -12 and the fruit was at 40 Brix.
1.5 tons of grapes were picked giving 400 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.