2017 Black Sage Vineyard Chardonnay
This riper style of Chardonnay exhibits bold notes of whiskey, caramel, vanilla, and pineapple on the nose with a voluptuous finish of caramel, pineapple, and pie crust on the palate.
A very cold winter led to a spring that saw record levels of rainfall, resulting in explosive vine growth. This was followed by some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded for the first week of August in the Okanagan. Even with the slow start to the season, the steady summer heat had our vineyard team harvesting a week earlier than average. Their hard work paid off; aromatic whites are crisp and fresh with a lively palate, while our reds are rich and fruit-forward.
Harvested from some of our southernmost Chardonnay later in the season to impart a distinct boldness in flavour and subsequently fermented and stored in French Oak barrels for 12 months for bold oak-derived notes.
Food Pairing Notes
Prawn macaroni and cheese, buttered popcorn, Steak Bearnaise, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and sage. Cheese: Cheddar (strong), Gouda, Parmigiano Reggiano.