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Mission Hill Perpetua Chardonnaytext
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Mission Hill Perpetua Chardonnay 2017

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPerpetua is picked off four individual blocks of Dijon clones (clones 76, 96, and 548) in eastern Osoyoos and Naramata Ranch vineyard estates (80% Osoyoos, 20% Naramata), with the latter gaining more presence in the blend over recent years. 2017 looks to be a good year for chardonnay, playing into Perpetua’s increasing elegance, complexity, and intensity in equal measure. It’s an impressive mix of limes and pears with some reduction, a creamy lees underpad, and a mineral complexity in the back end. Impressive and consistent, in 2017 it was aged sur lie for 15 months in French oak, concrete eggs, and stainless steel. High quality.Tasted: 26 November 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 59.99 BCLS, winery online and select private retailers AB 54.01 private wine stores MB 50.00 MLCC Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 227722UPC: 776545556271