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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Dekleva Clone Anarchist Mountain Vineyardtext

Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Dekleva Clone Anarchist Mountain Vineyard 2022

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIn 1985, an unknown chardonnay clone was planted on the Golden Mile Bench by the Dekleva family. Today, the unknown French clone has been labelled the Dekleva clone. While it is part of the chardonnay production at Checkmate Winery, it has also found a home on the highest vineyard in Osoyoos (585 metres) at Anarchist Mountain Vineyard. It is native fermented in stainless steel tanks before moving to French oak (33% new) for 11 months. The lees are in contact with the wine the entire time, but there is no stirring. Fully ripe, soft, and creamy, a tropical note is here, mixing ripe pineapple and lemon curd that carries the mid-palate to a wild desert sagebrush and toasted oak finish. This full-meal style chardonnay would be fine with roast turkey, creamy pasta dishes, and lobster with drawn butter.Tasted: 07 November 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$32.26750mlwinery direct
Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Vagabond Merchants
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 626990389545