|Regulated designation||Vintners quality alliance (VQA)|
|Subregion||Okanagan Valley, Naramata|
|Closure type||Metal screw cap|
|Total acidity||6 g/l|
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Poplar Grove Winery is a boutique winery located on the Naramata Bench in the British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Our vineyard and winery is known for producing some of the finest, collectable wines in Western Canada.
Light gold in colour with immediate aromas of tropical fruit and yellow apple followed by subtle floral notes. Elegant flavours of pineapple and melon are knitted with bursts of citrus. Light French oak barrel aging adds hints of butterscotch and toastiness to the palate. Well balanced acidity gives the 2012 Chardonnay a long, silky finish.
The 2012 Chardonnay can be enjoyed upon release. It will develop in bottle for up to 5 years. Cellar or drink now, the choice is up to you.Drink 2013 - 2017.
In 2012, the winter months of January and February were normal aside for a brief cold snap where, for a few days, temperatures dipped to – 17 °C. The spring months of March and April saw the season off to a slow start being two and a half weeks behind normal vineyard progress records. Prolonged coolness and low precipitation levels slowed bud break and bud development. May, June and early July had higher than average rainfall, with double precipitation levels in June, up to 80 mm, from norms of 35 mm. Summer was beautiful, mild and long. Temperatures hovered around 30°C and dry arid days created ideal conditions for vine and fruit growth. Late summer and fall months were long, warm and dry, bringing 6 weeks without rain. As a result, there was enhanced fruit ripening and phenolic development. Overall, 2012 was a fantastic growing season in our vineyards.
First, our Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel. Next, 20% of the wine was put into new French Oak barriques for 3 months with weekly lees stirring. The rest of the wine was racked off the fermentation lees and kept cool. Malolactic fermentation was discouraged. In February 2012, the two portions of Chardonnay were combined bringing together the best of both worlds. The wine was bottled in March 2012 to retain its youthful freshness. The resulting wine is well-balanced & fruit forward with a richness in the mid palate that is followed up with lovely hints of vanilla.
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