Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Tribute Series - Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Old Main Road Vineyard 2015Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIn 2015 one of the earliest bud-bursts on record heralded what would be a warm year in the Okanagan. The Old Main Road Vineyard, where they have been using organic farming practices since 2013, was perfectly ripe at 22.5 brix, on September 7, some 50 days earlier than the previous year. Only the purest juice is used, again all handled in a minimalist manner and transferred into 100 percent French oak (22 percent new) to complete fermentation. The wine is left sur lees for 11 months without battonage. It’s a bigger style as you might guess, more Sonoma Coast than Burgundy, but still fresh and a lot of fun to drink. The nose is a melange of seashore scents, sweet lemon with toasted notes and rich textures. In the end the acidity keeps it all together. Fine value. The 2015 Tribute will take the shape of a $5,000 bursary to the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation, a Canadian non-profit culinary foundation, the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship, was created in 2013 to recognize and inspire young Canadian chefs, whilst promoting professionalism and culinary excellence within the hospitality industry.Tasted: 08 August 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 33.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 838532UPC: 808755006236