2017 Chardonnay Reserve

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The Wine

Pronounced bright tropical, citrus and pear fruit character, underlined by integrated baking spice, hazelnut and toast notes. The ripe fruit carries through on the medium-plus body, plush and mouth-filling texture. Well-integrated oak carries though the lengthy finish.

2017 was a pretty normal year until sometime in July, when the first of the wildfires broke out. Every year has its challenges, in 2017, it was the smoke. Our brave vineyard workers donned their particulate masks day in and day out and worked through the difficult conditions. Meanwhile, our vines were hard at work producing beautiful fruit under smoky skies. Yes, there is a risk that smoky flavours can find their way into the wine, but here at Monte Creek we took absolutely every effort to mitigate those effects. We pick in the early dawn to keep the fruit cold, hand sort absolutely every cluster of fruit, press lightly, and myriad other strategies. It’s a ton of effort, but the results are wines that are fresh, flavourful, and exactly what you would expect from a quality British Columbia wine.

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The Facts

  • Alcohol14.2%
  • Residual Sugar1.4 g/L
  • pH3.73
  • Tartaric Acid5.3 g/L