2018 Jackpot Chardonnay
This Chardonnay is gold in colour and starts off with aromas of lemon zest and lime oil, nashi pear, and golden delicious apples with a kiss of crème caramel. On the palate, these flavours become even more intense, culminating in a symphony of gold and yellow fruit. The texture of the wine is rich, full, and refined, but the roundness is balanced by a piercing, vibrant acidity that offers a long, refreshing finish.
These Chenin grapes grow in our vineyards planted in the heart of the Golden Mile Bench and are some of the oldest grapes in Canada. Although the 2018 growing season got off to a good start, in mid-July smoke from forest fires in the Pacific Northwest blocked a lot of sunlight which slowed down ripening dramatically. The result is a lower alcohol level and increased acidity levels in the wine.