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Haywire Chardonnay Secrest Mountain Vineyard
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16¼/20

Haywire Chardonnay Secrest Mountain Vineyard 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Secrest Mountain Vineyard in Oliver, this was whole bunched pressed, fermented by native yeasts, and then aged in concrete eggs. It has golden apple and stone fruits alongside a significant amount of malolactic character (cream, sweet corn) and a toastiness from 10 months on gross lees that you’d be forgiven for mistaking for oak. Dry, this is quite precise and crisp, but still rounded out by its time on lees. Good length and excellent value.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