90 pts

L. Viscek Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Tasting Notes

Our 2020 Viscek Vineyard Chardonnay is light straw in the glass. The nose is intensely aromatic with notes of ripe pineapple, yellow pear, honeysuckle, crème brulée and a touch of smoke and stony minerality. On the palate, it is medium-bodied and dry with flavours of preserved lemon, nectarine, jasmine, vanilla and a touch of tannin. The finish is long with savoury flavours and a touch of lingering acidity and warmth. Drink now at cool room temperature or hold for the short-to-medium term for added complexities. Pair with savoury dishes rich in cream or butter.

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$39.95

APPELLATION

VQA Creek Shores

VINEYARD

100% L. Viscek Vineyard

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Chardonnay

BRIX AT HARVEST

20.6˚

ALCOHOL CONTENT

13.0%

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.8 grams/Litre

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our fifth vintage of Chardonnay from our neighbour Lado Viscek’s meticulously farmed vineyard! After careful hand-harvesting, the grapes were full-cluster pressed. No sorting was required as the grapes were in pristine condition. The must was then transferred to a mix of 228L, 400L and 500L French oak where it underwent alcoholic and full malolactic fermentation. Following this, the wine was kept in contact with its fine lees for 12 months prior to being transferred to stainless steel tanks for an additional 6 months of rest before bottling in February 2022, following light fining and filtration.

90 pts

National Wine Awards Canada, WineAlign

Average final score from judges at the 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind June 2022.

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