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Painted Rock Chardonnaytext

Painted Rock Chardonnay 2021

Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPainted Rock conducted four separate micro-harvests picked over two weeks to capture different fruit ripeness and acidity levels. Some 80 percent of the wine ages for six months in French oak (33% new) with the remainder in steel. Only 20% underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine is surprisingly fresh, with plenty of melon and some stony mineral notes. A slight ropey character in the backend diminishes the purity of this wine but not to any great end. The finish is dry and food-friendly. A perfect companion to halibut or creamy pasta dishes.Tasted: 20 July 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$44.99750mlwinery only
Producer: Painted Rock Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 130997UPC: 00626990105862