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Lunessence Small Lot Series Chardonnay 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Small Lot Series Chardonnay is the first such release at Lunessence. It comes off a single vineyard in Osoyoos and is aged in French oak (33 percent new and two thirds second fill barrels) for eight months. It has some affinity with the regular chardonnay but with a bit more intensity. While it is aged in oak and goes through partial malolactic fermentation, it has a freshness and citrus, green apple profile to balance the oak ageing, keeping the wine lively. It is a good start but lacks some complexity, though some will take place in the bottle, and some will come with subsequent vintages and experience with the site in the coming years.Tasted: 12 January 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 27.99 winery online/direct Producer: Lunessence Winery & VineyardDistributors: Crush Imports
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 43420UPC: 793588413163