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Unsworth Vineyards Chardonnaytext

Unsworth Vineyards Chardonnay 2020

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaThis is the second release of Unsworth Chardonnay, the forerunner to a wave of quality chardonnay coming from the Island, planted with the right clones, and in the right place this time. This comes off Mildenstein Vineyard (used to be Godfrey Brownell), and was whole cluster pressed, with partial native ferment, in neutral barriques. There's lovely subtle, savoury, flinty reduction imbued in this coastal white, drawing lemon, green apple, fresh hazelnuts, verbena, and ample flake salts along its brisk, streamlined path, with a subtle softening from time in barrique. Quite remarkable, this stands shoulders to quality Chablis, yet tastes distinctly Wine Islands.Tasted: 07 August 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$30.35750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Unsworth Vineyards ULCDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Summit Fine Wines
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 112758UPC: 626990320357