Okanagan Crush Pad

Narrative Ancient Method Chardonnay 2013

£46.00
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Okanagan Crush Pad

Narrative Ancient Method Chardonnay 2013

£46.00
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Virgin soils, a frontier wine region, and a stellar team. Okanagan Crush Pad was founded in the eponymous Canadian valley in 2011 by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, a shared facility for small farmers and winemakers, as well as home to their own growing range of organic & biodynamic wines.
This is quite something special. The "ancient method" is a term given to traditional sparkling winemaking whereby the wine is bottled before the fermentation has finished. It carries along its merry way, producing carbon dioxide and therefore fizz inside the bottle. The French call this method pétillant-naturel. Here you've got Chardonnay from John & Maria Cerqueira's vineyard between Oliver and Osoyoos, planted on heavy loam and granite speckled with calcium carbonate deposits. Unfined, unfiltered and no added sulphur, this has gorgeously concentrated fruit, fine bubbles, bready depth. Strangely complex, earthy and raw, but also light and ethereal. Amazing, courageous work.

 Origin

Okanagan Valley | British Columbia | CANADA

Grapes
Pinot Noir

10 bottle(s) available for next day delivery*

*If you need a bigger quantity and can wait a little bit longer please contact us and we shall do our utmost to squirrel out some extra bottles for you as soon as we can.