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Tantalus Chardonnaytext

Tantalus Chardonnay 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe flagship Tantalus Chardonnay is all estate with a good portion of 35 year old vines plus some 17 year old replacements planted in 2006. It is all native fermented in a mix of new and old barriques and puncheons, with partial MLF to preserve its vitality. It spends six months in wood to build a bit of texture and complexity. The reductive leesy notes set the stage for tightly wound pears, green apple, and hazelnuts. Just a baby, but I don’t mind following it through the next five years. Certainly among the leaders in the province.Tasted: 05 May 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$36.50750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 114884UPC: 626990067405