Meyer Okanagan Chardonnay (750ml)
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. The grapes for this Chardonnay come from the two main vineyards and were whole cluster pressed, the juice settled and then the wine was racked off its sediment into stainless steel vats for a five week cool fermentation. The wine was then left on its fine lees for four months where it underwent a natural malo-lactic fermentation.