BC VQA Okanagan Valley
AXIS is our ultra-premium, small lot Chardonnay, barrel fermented and aged 7 months in select French Oak.
Grapes were harvested Oct. 16 and whole cluster pressed to stainless steel. Settled juice was racked to barrel for fermentation with select yeast strains, where the wine fermented and aged for 7 months in French Oak Barrels, with 20% new oak. Full malolactic conversion and stirring of the lees lends a creamy texture and soft mouthfeel to this wine. 243 cases produced.
Aromas abound of dark honey, caramel, piecrust and vanilla bean. Complemented by flavors of baking spices, peaches and honey. An excellent balance of luxurious mouth-feel and food pairing acidity.