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Mission Hill Perpetua Chardonnaytext

Mission Hill Perpetua Chardonnay 2016

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe tweaking at Perpetua continues and the 2016 is harvested from four blocks in eastern Osoyoos (88 percent) and Naramata Ranch (12 percent) estate vineyards. The Dijon clones were fermented and aged on fine lees for 15 months in a combination of concrete eggs, stainless steel and French oak barrels. Ripe, richer perfumed pear fills a fuller, creamy palate, one brightened and lightened with a perfumed lift and prettiness. Lemon kisses, tangerine, peach blossom finishes off with a slick lick of flint on the finish. This is one impressive chardonnay that is evolving much the way they acclaimed Penfolds Yattarna has. A fresher, more streamlined look at this once-heavy footed wine and a promising look towards the future.Tasted: 19 October 2018Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$50.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 394122UPC: 776545555892