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Haywire Chardonnay Secrest Mountain Vineyard
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Haywire Chardonnay Secrest Mountain Vineyard 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Seacrest Chardonnay is a poster child for concrete egg-shaped fermentation tanks. Creamy, lively, mouth-filling, yet light and fresh and super easy to drink. Look for ripe yellow apple highlights, toast, a touch of cream corn, and peach. Excellent and will get better over the next two years. Classic Matt Dumayne: clean, precise, chiselled, but with a creamy texture. Secrest Mountain Vineyard is a 50-acre site, home to a 38-acre (15ha) vineyard situated on a flat south-west facing bench in a high mountain setting at 487 meters in Oliver, BC. This cool site has flat alluvial soils studded with coarse gravel, and sandy loam with limestone layers. The vineyard was planted in 2000. Since 2010, it has been farmed under the direction of Okanagan Crush Pad, and a conversion to organic farming practices was started in 2014. In 2018, when Brad and Dave Wise decided to retire, the property was purchased by Haywire.Tasted: 30 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 26.90 winery online, grocery, VQA and select private retailers Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 389866UPC: 626990194385