Winemaker's Notes

The best Italian Chardonnay hails from the cool climate region of Alto Adige. Almost always made in an un-oaked fashion, it is a wine that expresses the pure minerality of Chardonnay with beautiful acidity and soft fruit flavours. The 2011 Leggiero offers up a balance of apple, lemon rind and orchard fruit. The palate is crisp with a great burst of citrus and apple on the mid-palate that plays into a long finish.

Pairings

To play off the complexity of flavours and textures, enjoy this wine with a variety of seafood dishes. From fresh BC oysters to Salt Spring Mussels steamed in a light lemon grass and ginger broth, or even some seared local rock cod topped with a fresh herb butter and squeeze of lemon.

Region:North Oliver, South Okanagan
Soil Type:

Heavy soils: Clay Loam, Schist

Age of Vines:20 years
Yield:3.5 tons per acre
Production:340 cases
Alcohol:13.6%
Aging:5 months Stainless Steel

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