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Haywire Chardonnay Secrest Mountain Vineyard
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Haywire Chardonnay Secrest Mountain Vineyard 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Secrest Mountain Vineyard in Oliver, this was whole bunched pressed, fermented with native yeasts, and then aged in concrete eggs and nico bello. This year Matt used some of the hard press that went into neutral puncheons (8% overall), giving the wine an extra level of creaminess to the palate. In total, it spent approximately 10 months on lees prior to bottling. Green apple, crisp pear finishes with a tight, mineral, savoury spice that lingers on the palate. Super young, this needs time to integrate. Cellar-worthy.Tasted: 25 August 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 26.90 winery online, grocery, VQA and select private retailers Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 389866UPC: 626990194385