2020 marks our second release of Chardonnay which is certain to become a mainstay of the Unsworth Portfolio. The cool climate expression of this most noble grape is dry and poised on the palate with an elegant integration of fruit. In the glass it reveals complex notes of spice, nutty and chalky minerality. More thrilled we could not be at the addition of Chardonnay to our winery!
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BCVQA Cowichan Valley Sub-GI
October 9, 2020
This Chardonnay was fermented and aged for 8 months in neutral French oak barrels.
Notes of lemon curd, yellow apple and blanched almonds on the nose lead to a dry and poised palate featuring flavours of ripe citrus, hazelnut and subtle spice notes and leading to a long finish.
The fruit for this wine comes from Mildenstein Vineyard.
Our inaugural vintage of Chardonnay was gently whole cluster pressed to neutral French oak barrels for its fermentation and subsequent 8 months elevage before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
The freshness and minerality of this Chardonnay makes it magic with dishes like Halibut in a rich savory curry, seared tuna with a tangy salsa or salad, and simple seafood like oysters on the halfshell.