In advance of BC Day, Treve Ring highlights the Top 10 Scoring BC Wineries from the 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada. Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi’s chose a selection of their favourite wines that were tasted at Gismondi on Wine over the past year including our 2014 McLean Creek Road Chardonnay.
“This wine is settling into a reliable pattern that make it a slightly skinny, fresh, complex and long chardonnay. The nose is nutty with lightly baked green apple notes that follows onto the palate with flecks of honey. The style is slightly austere with prominent acid all perfectly balanced by a hazelnut, buttery, citrus/green apple flavour profile. Love the complexity and length in the glass. A road map for future of BC chardonnay. The “McLean Creek Road Vineyard,” owned by the Meyer family is in Okanagan Falls. It has a mostly steep southerly aspect; the soil is a mix of gravel and sandy loams. There are two separate blocks of chardonnay giving winemaker Chris Carson more options and likely more complexity. Only free run juice is ferment in stainless steel before heading to 100% French oak (27% new) to complete fermentation and go through the malolactic fermentation. There is zero battonage throughout its 11 months in oak.” Tasted July 29th, 2016 ~ Anthony Gismondi
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