EX NIHILO VINEYARDS PRIVATA CHARDONNAY v.2013

APPELLATION:Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
COMPOSITION:100% Chardonnay
CLONE:53
BOTTLE SIZE:750 ml.
ALCOHOL:13.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR:2.5 g/L
ACIDITY:6.3 g/L
CASE PRODUCTION385
CODE: 
PRICE:SOLD OUT

 

Orginal Art Jace Branson Harder

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:

The 2013 Growing season was a blessing after a string of cooler vintages in the previous 3 years. Above average temperatures in July and August lead to a sunny Indian Summer in September. Careful green harvesting allowed the grapes to achieve optimal ripeness and a higher yield than previous vintages. The Okanagan Valley has not seen this ideal of a growing season since the acclaimed 2007 vintage. We are excited about the ripe, fruit forward wines of our 2013 vintage that show excellent aging potential. 

WINEMAKING:

The grapes were hand harvested and brought into the winery for de-stemming, crushing, and gentle full extraction pressing. 60% was then fermented in new oak (60% French & 40% convenction toasted American) with the remainder in stainless steel. Aged 8 months sur lie experiencing bi-weekly batonnage.

TASTING NOTES

Stone fruit, tropical notes and vanilla aromas lead to a rich, full bodied white wine. Classic buttery Chardonnay for the true enthusiast. Drink now, or celllar through 2020.

WINEMAKERS:

Consulting Winemaker: Dr. Alan Marks - Assisting Winemaker: Jay Paulson

 

 

EX NIHILO VINEYARDS 1525 CAMP RD., LAKE COUNTRY, BC V4V 1K2, PHONE: 250.766.5522