Meyer Okanagan Chardonnay (750ml)
Meyer Family Vineyards has been crafting premium wines in the Okanagan Valley since 2006, specializing in single vineyard expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
After a decision to change careers and enter the wine world the Meyers spent three years searching for the perfect vineyard site in the Okanagan Valley. In 2006 they purchased a small 1.62 hectare vineyard on the Naramata Bench, and in 2008 purchased another 6.9 hectares in Okanagan Falls. Working with the best winemaker and viticulturists they focus on crafting small lot single vineyard wines.
Meyer focuses on producing wines that reflect the vineyard of origin, what the French call terroir. The grapes are hand harvested from two main vineyards, Old Main Road on the Naramata Bench and McLean Creek Road in Okanagan Falls. Winemaker, Chris Carson brings a wealth of experience from time spent working for top wine producers in New Zealand, Burgundy and California. 2012 is considered to be a stellar vintage in the Okanagan Valley.
Delicate creaminess with a zippy acidity to keep it fresh. Notes of green apple, pear and white blossom are on the nose and the palate is clean and balanced.
Try this with crab or fish cakes or whole, roasted chicken.
The grapes for this Chardonnay were gently whole cluster pressed with the juice being cold settled overnight. It was then racked off its heavy sediment into a combination of older seasoned French oak barrels and stainless steel vessels where it went through a cool fermentation which lasted two weeks. The wine was left on its fine lees for four months, a natural malolactic fermentation occurred.