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Sandhill Chardonnay 2020

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Sandhill Estate & Hidden Terrace Vineyards

Sandhill Chardonnay 2020

• Clear and bright with a straw-yellow hue and a bouquet of red apple, lemon, toasty oak, spice, vanilla bean and lemon custard.
• A full-bodied Chardonnay with a smooth, slightly rich mouth-feel, and flavours of apple, pear, citrus and biscuit.
• The long lingering finish has flavours of grilled lemon, spice and delicate oak.
• Serve not overly chilled at 14 to 16°C with baked halibut; mushroom 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; salmon quiche; creamy potato dishes.

The mid and southern Okanagan, experienced an early start to the growing season with warm, dry conditions which persisted until August. The month of August and early September experienced smoke covered valleys from local wild fires which slowed the ripening process, allowing for an extended period for ripening and development of flavours. During late September conditions improved providing an excellent harvest period for early ripening varietals. An early October frost caused some issues with late ripening varietals, but overall the 2018 vintage saw a near normal to good growing season.
Wine Making

• Harvested from Sandhill Estate and Hidden Terrace vineyards.
• Gently cold pressed and settled prior to fermentation.
• 70% of the wine was stainless steel fermented and aged sur lie for full expression of the fruit.
• 30% of the wine was barrel fermented and aged sur lie in new and one-year old French oak barrels for 5 months to provide richness and complexity.
• To preserve vibrant fruit expression, malolactic fermentation was prevented from occurring

Wine Analysis Alcohol: 14.1% | Dryness Code: 0 | Sugar: 2.2 g/litre | TA: 5.8 g/litre | Cellaring: Enjoy now to 2023 | Release Date: November 2019 | Cases Produced: 2459 | CSPC# 541193 | PID# 1127087

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