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Clear and bright with a bouquet of pineapple and ripe apple balanced by notes of oak, vanilla and custard. A medium-bodied wine with a slightly rich mouth-feel balanced by refreshing acidity and flavours of lemon, melon, peach, spice and toasty oak. The refreshing, lingering finish has flavours of spicy oak, lemon and a touch of tropical fruit. Pairs well with grilled shrimp skewers; grilled halibut; lemon risotto; creamy pasta with smoked salmon; turkey pot pies; puff pastry wrapped chicken or salmon; pork chops marinated with Dijon and tarragon; grilled chicken with a yogurt smoked paprika marinade.
Noteworthy of the 2012 growing season was the month of June when frequent rain resulted in twice the normal monthly average, producing very vigorous growth, particularly in the mid to north valley. This required our growers to do extensive shoot thinning and fruit removal to maintain quality.
July, August and September were back to normal, with dry, sunny, warm months. The growing season finished with just above the average heat units expected in the Okanagan Valley. This was very welcome compared to the very cool 2011 vintage.
Ripening proceeded almost linearly, with most whites ripening nicely starting mid September and followed by reds throughout October. Quality of both whites and reds are above average
"The 2012 vintage was almost perfect for Chardonnay, achieving average heat units that are ideal for good ripening of flavourful, well-balanced Chardonnay. In the past two years at the Chardonnay du Monde wine competition in Burgundy France, our Sandhill Chardonnay has stood out in winning Gold and Silver medals for the 2010 and 2011 vintages, respectively." ~ Howard Soon
Bronze Medal – BC Wine Awards 2013
- Hand-harvested and whole cluster pressed
- Alcohol 14.0%