Secrest Mountain Chardonnay 2016
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FARMERS Brad & Dave Wise
OWNERS Brad & Dave Wise
LOCATION Oliver, Okanagan, British Columbia
VINEYARD Secrest Mountain Vineyard is a 36-acre (15 ha) vineyard situated on a flat, south-west facing bench in a high mountain setting, 487 meters (1,600 feet) above sea level. It is planted with Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Flat alluvial soils are studded with coarse gravel, sandy loam with limestone layers. The Wise brothers are dedicated farmers, in their second year of transition towards organic certification.
WINEMAKERS Matt Dumayne, Alberto Antonini
WINEMAKING Twelve hours skin contact after de-stemming, pressed straight to concrete for native yeast fermentation and six months aging.
WINE PROFILE Tropical fruit driven with peaches and mangoes on the nose. The palate is insanely lush and textured from fermentation and 6 months aging in a small concrete egg. The wine finishes with a structured finesse and fresh acidity.