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Fort Berens Chardonnaytext
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Fort Berens Chardonnay 2021

Lillooet, British Columbia, CanadaFruit for this chardy is primarily off their Dry Creek Vineyard, with a smaller portion from Fraser Bench vineyard. The destemmed, crushed fruit saw 4 hours skin contact before fermenting primarily in stainless (30% in neutral French barrels) with twice monthly bâtonnage over 6 months. The portions were blended the following April and bottled in May. Zesty and zippy, this clinically clean chardy streaks across the palate with lime zest, lemon peel, white peach, and green apple, finishing with a snappy finish. Tight and tart.Tasted: 31 July 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$22.99750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, grocery
Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 558171UPC: 626990118503