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Fort Berens White Gold
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Fort Berens White Gold 2015

Lillooet, British Columbia, CanadaLillooet chardonnay is the base for this premium Fort Berens label. The nose is open and rich, reminiscent of an earlier time in California, save for the green apple fruit, the toasted caramel notes of new barrels, and a swath of creamy lees that take over on the nose and palate. The wine spends six months in new French oak with twice-monthly battonage which is probably a bit too much for the Lillooet fruit. That said, many will enjoy the tropical, pineapple, citrus flavours with a twist of butterscotch and all at only 12.5 percent alcohol. Try this with butter based fish dishes or young, creamy cheeses.Tasted: 04 January 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 25.99 winery direct Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 541011UPC: 626990118510