2013 Elevation Chardonnay
2013 Elevation Chardonnay

2013 Elevation Chardonnay

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The Wine: 

In order to evaluate the fruit from 30 year old vines we hand crafted a small lot consisting of six barrels.  The approach was to let the fruit express itself.  We wanted to keep discovering the identity by vinifying pure, high end wines without compromise.

 

The Land:

Anarchist Mountain is on the East side of Osoyoos overlooking the Sonora Desert and the US border. The region is by far the hottest in Canada giving it the most growing degree days and most frostfree days in the Okanagan.   At an altitude of 1700 ft the vineyards benefits from late day sun and cooler evenings.

 2013 was a hot spring and summer that threatened to unbalance thefruit with early ripening.  Cool rains stalled the season in September and forced winemakers to make difficult picking decisions.

 The Fruit

Our 35 year old vines combined with water challenges result in small berries that never fully reach bunch closure.  This yields unique and intense flavor profiles.

Vitnification:

Whole bunch pressed at Meyer Family Vineyards and fermented in stainless steel tanks; aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 33% new.

 With the addition of a second new barrel we explored complexity by using a different forest with tighter grain to add creamy vanilla flavours.

Technical Analysis:

Viticulturist: Andrew Stone

Bottled: September 2014

Brix at Harvest: 23

Alcohol:  13.5% 

Residual Sugar: <1.0 g/L

Titratable Acidity: 5.4 g/L

pH: 3.51

ML: incomplete