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Painted Rock Chardonnay
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16½/20

Painted Rock Chardonnay 2016

Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2016 PR Chardonnay is a blend of three pick dates to manage the fruit flavours and acidity from the estate block. The first two picks, 80 percent of the fruit, is aged six months in French oak (55 percent new). The final 20 percent is aged in stainless streel. In 2016 some 60 percent of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to build mouthfeel without making the wine too fat. This is the freshest chardonnay we have tasted from Painted Rock replete with creamy guava, apple and pear with enough acidity to keep it fresh through the dry, salty, mineral finish. Well done. Skaha chardonnay is in the game.Tasted: 04 January 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.49 winery direct, VQA wine shops Producer: Painted Rock Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 130997UPC: 00626990105862