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Fort Berens Chardonnay 2015

Lillooet, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2015 is all estate (Lillooet) fruit that gets a brush of oak to fill in the texture of the mid-palate. The nose is fresh with bits of peaches, lemongrass, citrus and smoky toasted notes. The attack is fresh mixing tropical fruit with flecks of vanilla and butter. Half the wine is fermented and aged in a mix of new and old French oak barrels; the other half was fermented in stainless steel. Three different yeasts were used to pull out a rich flavour spectrum. We love the freshness and savoury dried herbs that poke through the dry finish. Seems a little more Lillooet this year which is a good thing.Tasted: 15 November 2016Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 17.99 winery direct, private and VQA wine shops Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 558171UPC: 626990118503