Black Swift Vineyards 2015 'Melville Vineyard' Chardonnay
Melville Vineyard is located along the lower Peachland Bench, just above Antlers Beach. This unique location is farmed by the illustrious Melville Family, and is all of one half acre in size making this our smallest and most cherished locations. This east facing vineyard is comprised of deep clay loam and dedicated solely to ultra-premium Chardonnay production. This particular wine was raised in 2 neutral French Oak barrels, resulting in a beautifully textured wine while retaining freshness and its sense of place and purpose.
Only 44 cases made.
‘One of three single vineyard 2015 chardonnays The Hatch released under the Black Swift line, this is from a half acre vineyard outside of Peachland on deep clay loams. One puncheon was made, so there are only fifty cases out there for you to seek out. Said puncheon is overwhelming at this young stage, with strident wood, vanilla pod, ripe and creamy pear, on a structured, muscular, green apple-lined core, finishing with heady wood spicing. This is a wine to lay down for 2+ years, to allow the integration of wood into the potent orchard fruit. At 12.9 percent, this is certainly not flabby or overripe. Hopefully future vintages will benefit from older puncheon use. 89 points‘ – Treve Ring, Gismondi on Wine
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