Black Swift Vineyards 2016 'Hart St. Vineyard' Chardonnay
Located in East Kelowna, this is our most northerly situated Black Swift vineyard, we rightly emulated Chablis for this inaugural vintage from this site. A selection of clones 76, 95 and 548, this site has a complex soil type of gravel, and sand on top of deep clay loam. This wine was raised entirely in stainless steel resulting in a fresh, pure and powerful expression of Chardonnay. Allow this wine to evolve for upwards of 15 years.
‘The Hatch is behind this Black Swift release from a single vineyard site in east Kelowna that is the coolest and the most northern of their chardonnay labels. It’s a terrific addition to their goal “to create the first exclusively single vineyard, multi-regional wine project in British Columbia; one which seeks to capture the diversity of our young, but exceptional region.” Winemaker Jason Parkes assessed the site and the fruit and was inspired to emulate the Chablis style. In fact, it’s a good play given the delicate textures here and that long clean subtle palate with just a hint of lemon, sage and salty wet stones. More acid would be the final solution. 90 points‘
– Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine. Tasted January 4th, 2018
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