2019 Little Pawn Chardonnay

Rich and vibrant nose with hints of peach, rose petal, green tea and forest floor. Flavours of lime and stone fruits excite the senses. The palate has length and breadth, complexed by herbal, fennel and sea salt notes.

Jagged Rock Vineyard
Aromas & Texture
Bold & Complex
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Jagged Rock Vineyard

Nestled in the Okanagan Highland foothills of the Black Sage Bench just southeast of Oliver, these Chardonnay blocks were planted in 1999 on a west-facing plateau to a mix of clone 76 and our heritage ‘Dekleva’ clone.

The soil is composed of sand and gravel formed by glacial activity. The porous nature of the soils limits the vigour of the vines, producing low-yielding grape clusters concentrated in flavour.

This elegant and polished wine once again demonstrates the exceptional terroir of the Jagged Rock Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench. The wine, 88% fermented with wild yeast and aged 16 months in French oak (50% new), begins with appealing aromas of peach mingled with fennel and sage. On the palate, there are flavours of stone fruits, apples and vanilla. The savoury finish refuses to quit.

100 Points, John Schreiner

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