Tribute Series Chardonnay 2016
Meyer Family Vineyards
Bottle size: 750 mL
Our Tribute Series is a dedication to a Canadian for an outstanding achievement in their field. Each year, the Meyer Family will donate $5,000 ($1,000 per year over 5 years) toward a not-for profit foundation, endowment or scholarship as a way of encouraging or honouring the legacies of these Canadians. To find out more about our current and previous honorees, go to www.mfvwines.com/paying-tribute
Winemaker: Chris Carson
Winemaking notes: At the winery the fruit was fed directly into the press with an ensuing long gentle pressing employed. Only the finest, purest juice from the early stages of the pressing was used for this wine with the more astringent so called “hard press” kept separate. A long cool fermentation began in stainless steel vessels where it remained for most of the ferment. The must was then transferred to 100% French oak (22% new) to complete fermentation. The wine was left “sur lees” for 11 months without battonage. A natural malo-lactic fermentation occurred in late spring. The wine is unfined and coarsely filtered.
Last tasted date: 2017-10-24
Last tasted notes: A creamy mouth feel, buttery, lemon zest, & vanilla – reminiscent of lemon meringue pie. Well integrated oak, this Chardonnay will pair well with creamy seafood pasta, lobster with butter sauce, or even a simple truffled popcorn.