Montaigne 2011 Old Vines Chardonnay - 90+pts
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Date Tasted: November 5th, 2012
Tasting Notes: Up front disclosure, this is not a Chardonnay for everyone. It is vastly different from anything else being made in BC today with more in common with still Champagne than a traditional oaked Chardonnay. Bright, dry, but not sharp, with prominent, yeast-y brioche aromas and flavours that one normally associates with the famous French export. Buttery with mountains of melon, pear and mineral characters with a susarrus of controlled oxidation notes - there is a lot going on here.
Produced from single-vineyard sourced fruit from an Osoyoos vineyard by one of the partners in The Alto Wine Group custom crush facility in Okanagan Falls. This micro-label Chardonnay will likely show-up on restaurant wine lists around BC who are always seeking something unique and food friendly - this wine checks both boxes. Drink 2012-2016+.
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