2019 Chardonnay Clone 95
Clone 95 from Duncan Vineyard on the Naramata Bench.
The grapes are hand harvested and whole bunch pressed, then fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 10 months, using a combination of standard barrels and puncheons. 40% goes into new oak & partial malolactic fermentation occurs.
Premium Chardonnay made from prized blocks of low yielding clone 95, a superior clone originating from the Côte d’Or, France. You will find a pronounced nose with pineapple, white grapefruit, and baked apple. More citrus to follow on the palate accompanied by flavors of honeycomb, hazelnut, and biscotti. The finish is long with a rich buttery mouthfeel.
Enjoy now or cellar for 3 to 5 years.
485 cases produced
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88. Produced with fruit sourced from a vineyard on the Naramata Bench planted exclusively with the Burgundian, Clone 95, similar to its portfolio cousin, the Saddle Block Chardonnay. This Naramata version is full and generous with both melon and orchard fruit throughout. Balance is attained through the existence of fresh and tangy citrus fruit present on the expressive nose and refreshing palate. Oak treatment is a bit heavy with with lingering wood bitters on the lime rind'n'spice-infused finish. Drink 2021-2024. ~ Liam Carrier - IconWines