2017 Chardonnay Clone 95
Source: Duncan Vineyard on the Naramata Bench Gentleman’s Farmer Vineyard in Southeast Kelowna
Winemaking: Whole cluster pressed, fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 11 months (40% new) with partial malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes: Premium Chardonnay made from prized blocks of low yielding clone 95, a superior clone originating from the Côte d’Or, France. Complex aromatics with layers of ripe citrus and stone fruits mingling with marzipan and nutty oak elements. Rich and creamy on the palate with fresh mineral acidity; soft textures with strength and underlying power.
Immediately approachable with cellaring potential reaching 7 years.
Brix: 24 at Harvest
Total acidity: 6.5
Residual sugar: 3 gpl
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
550 cases produced & 50 magnums