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2009 Équinoxe Chardonnay

Winemaker's Notes

Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal old world, equal new world.

Old Vines, picture perfect vintage, high elevation and complex soil profile has made an unbelievably amazing Chardonnay. The combination of weight, finesse, acidity and minerality in this wine is something rare and something to be treasured. Only downside is that we only made 3 barrels of it.

Pairings

With the many different layers of this wine, we like to pair it with a simple dish. Pan fried trout or halibut with a side of vegetables works perfectly to allow this wine to show you all it has to offer.

Region:Golden Mile, Oliver, South Okanagan
Soil Type:

Clay, Schist, Shale

Age of Vines:39 years
Yield:2.4 tons per acre
Production:72 cases
Alcohol:13.9%
Aging:6 months in French Oak

Only 72 cases have been released. This barrel-fermented wine still manages to be a fresh as Chablis. It begins with aromas of citrus, honey and hazelnut and shows citrus and stone fruit flavours. The aromas and flavours blossom in the glass. This is a very elegant wine.

John Schreiner

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