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Fort Berens Estate Winery

Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay 2011
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
BC VQA
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.52
Residual Sugar
1.2 g/L
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
BC VQA
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.52
Residual Sugar
1.2 g/L
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our Chardonnay is a fruit forward wine with aromas of pineapple, white peach and a hint of oak. Enjoy this wine with salmon, chicken or pasta.
Awards
GOLD – New World International Wine Competition 2012 (2010 vintage)
Winemaker Notes
This is our first Chardonnay produced with estate grown grapes. About 60% of the grapes came from Fort Berens Estate vineyard and the remaining from Sundial Vineyard, south of Oliver. The Chardonnay from our estate vineyard was picked on September 28th at 22.4 Brix with an extremely low yield of 1.5 tons per acre. The Chardonnay from Sundial vineyard was picked on October 10th at 21.4 Brix. About a third of the volume was fermented in new and used French barrels, while the remainder was fermented cool in stainless steel tanks. About 30% of the Chardonnay was aged in French barrels until bottling on June 5th 2012.
Other Notes
Wine is showing its age and should be consumed soon
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