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2012 Leggiero Un-Oaked Chardonnay

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 crisp fruit flavours. The 2012 Leggiero offers up a balance of apple, meyer lemon rind and ripe orchard fruit. The palate is harmonious with a great burst of lemon puff and apple on the mid-palate that plays into a medium length mineral infused finish.

Pairings

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

Region:North Oliver
Soil Type:

Glacio Fluvial: Silt and Gravel mix, Alluvial deposit and Sand

Age of Vines:12+ years
Yield:2.8 tons per acre
Production:435 cases
Alcohol:14.2%
Aging:5 months in Stainless Steel

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