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Orofino Chardonnay 2019

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom a vineyard Orofino farms and manages on the rich and fertile Cawston Flats, near their home estate, this was destemmed and bladder pressed, settled in tank and then moved to French barrels (20% new) for ferment. It remained there for 9 months prior to bottling, and another 9 months rest before release. Though the soils are fairly stone-free, this wine screams Similkameen to me, with a bony, stony stencilled framework housing bright meyer lemon, crunchy green apple, wild meadow herbs and flake salts. Savoury and structural, with a wave of flintiness yet still very finessed, this drinks beautifully now and will with time ahead.Tasted: 13 June 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 21.65 winery direct Producer: Orofino VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 409490UPC: 626990126003