EX NIHILO VINEYARDS PRIVATA CHARDONNAY v.2013
|APPELLATION:||Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley|
|BOTTLE SIZE:||750 ml.|
|RESIDUAL SUGAR:||2.5 g/L|
Orginal Art Jace Branson Harder
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.
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.
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.
Consulting Winemaker: Dr. Alan Marks - Assisting Winemaker: Jay Paulson