2011 Equinoxe Chardonnay
2011 was a long and cool growing season without the extreme daytime heat the South Okanagan is known for. This resulted
in grapes that achieved full phenolic ripeness at record low sugar levels (and thus low alcohol levels). South Okanagan had
an amazing fall with mild weather which gave us the luxury of a seven-week long picking window. 2011 goes into the history
book as an atypical, yet very welcome vintage.
Many factors contribute to the majesty of this wine: low yields, old vines, cool micro-climate, prolonged fermentation and
aging on the lees in the finest, most nuanced, French oak barrels. Severine cared for these 3 barrels like her own children and
crafted a Chardonnay that is both elegant and structured. This is a wine that merits cellaring.
Simple dishes: pan-fried trout or halibut with a side of vegetables works perfectly and allows this wine to show you everything it has to offer.