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Blue Mountain Chardonnay 2018

Canada, British Columbia
93 NM
92 WA
91 GOW
Blue Mountain Chardonnay 2018
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Vintage 2018
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
¥4,400
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Vintage 2018
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code B010W00118
UPC 626452301184
Inventory In Stock (114)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Bright fruits, layered citrus, peach, spice. Long mineral finish.

Pairing

Pan seared scallops or salmon.  mildly seasoned poultry.

Cellaring

Enjoy thruogh 2028

Press
93Natalie Maclean
A stunningly gorgeous BC Chardonnay from one of the top producers in the country. Toasted almond, golden apple and Asian pear with some spice. Yes please! Pair with roast chicken. Celebrated Chicken and Cream Sauce Wine.
92WineAlign
David Lawrason.  This is a really solid young chardonnay, and excellent value. All kinds of crunch and complexity here with a lifted nose of ripe apple, butter, lemon, toast and herbs, plus wet stone. It is medium weight, very firm and juicy, with moderate alcohol and excellent focus and length. Lemon, herbal and nutty on the finish. Very impressive. Tasted May 2020.
91Gismondionwine
Year two of a French oak only ageing continues to give this label a leg up over a lot of competitors in the local chardonnay market, not to mention adding another dimension to the flavour profile. The mix of new and older barriques, puncheons, and a foudre, adds another layer of complexity, not vanilla and butter. The vines range from one to three decades on the estate vineyard. Fresh and leesy with lemon curd, pear, and hazelnuts, all mixed with creamy, attractive textures. Love the value too.
Production

Appellation

Okanagan Valley

Viticulture

  • CLONAL SELECTION: 75, 76, 95, 96 and 548
  • VINE AGE: 12 - 29 year old vines
  • Manual-thinning is practiced in the vineyard to reduce the crop yield and produce a more concentrated, higher quality grape.

Vinification

All fruit was hand-harvested and whole-cluster-pressed to ensure thepurity of the juice. Fermented using yeasts native to the estate. Grapes were fermented and aged in foudres, 228L, and 500L French oak, with partial MLF. After 13 months, the wines were blended and bottled in fall 2019.

Producer

Producer Description

Blue Mountain is the wild and respected territory of which the Mavety family are blessed to be the guardians. As a family business with a strong connection to the South Okanagan site, the goal of Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is to realize the potential of the individual sites of the land in which the grapes are grown. Overlooking and tending, the Mavety’s life work is an ongoing process of creating something simple yet powerful, to be expressed in the glass and enjoyed.

The philosophy of Blue Mountain is to focus on the potential of each variety, continually improving its range across Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and Traditionnelle Methode sparkling wine.

Blue Mountain’s strong focus on viticulture across the site allows for an increased representation of individual terroir when the grapes reach the winery.

A deliberate refinement of the winemaking process has allowed Blue Mountain to more clearly capture the identity of each of the vineyard blocks. Through these unifying processes, Blue Mountain allows for a reflection of the land and the fruits of its labour.

Careful vinification prevents over-handling through the strategy to continually evolve the entire process – from the growing practices in the vineyard, to handling of the fruit and sorting, to minimal extraction, ageing, and racking. By focusing on the bigger picture, Blue Mountain strives to reveal precise, focused wines that are terroir-driven, regardless of whether they are a blend reflecting different sites, or a single vineyard wine.

For Blue Mountain, as the vineyards age, and new vineyards are established, the cycle of growth as a business and a range continues. The process is truly an ever-evolving reality, representative of the Estate, and bringing precision and focus to its continued evolution.

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