This Reserve Chardonnay is bright pale straw in colour. It features aromas of stone fruit, yellow papaya with hints of lemon zest, and roasted nuts and buttered toast from the oak barrels. A well integrated wine that is full bodied with a rich and creamy mouthfeel, and a delicate fresh acidity on the palate.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 - Silver medal and 90 points for White Gold 2020
Dry Creek Vineyard, Lillooet - 100% estate grown grapes
Whole cluster pressed Chardonnay that is barrel-fermented with native yeast that adds richness to the wine. Natural malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel to add additional toasty/buttery character. Matured in new and seasoned 225 litre French oak barrels for over 10 months. 17% new oak, 33% 2nd fill, and 50% 5th fill barrels were used. A beautiful Chardonnay showing finesse and balance between fruit and oak.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this luxurious Chardonnay with dishes such as creamy mushroom and bacon pasta, or grilled smoky dishes such as grilled lobster with citrus and a white wine sauce.