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Mission Hill Terroir Collection No. 8 Jagged Rock Vineyard Chardonnaytext
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Mission Hill Terroir Collection No. 8 Jagged Rock Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBright lemon curd and lees lead a bright, vibrant, sun-soaked chardonnay that pops in the glass. On the nose, you get a mix of floral (white flower and lemon blossom notes) that adds energy to a stony, mineral basement. A lot is going on here, but all in a good way. The richness is almost Corton-like, giving this wine a promising future. It's the Next Okanagan style, although much bolder than the flagship Perpetua Chardonnay. At Mission Hill, the Terroir Series wines are meant to tell a story. In this case, the chardonnay is from Oliver's Jagged Rock Vineyard a warm sandy / loamy site. It is planted to clone 76 at some 400 metres above sea level surrounded by towering and steep rocky cliffs. It spends 16 months on the lees in a blend of French oak, foudre, and clayver (ceramic) containers.Tasted: 04 June 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 45.00 winery direct, restaurants Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 776545991232