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2017 POPLAR GROVE Chardonnay

POPLAR GROVE Chardonnay 2017

19.99* CAD

$19.99* * Suggested retail price

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 840975
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Domestic
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • Canada
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
  • Region
  • Region
  • British Columbia
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Okanagan Valley, Naramata
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Chardonnay 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • White
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Metal screw cap
  • About this winery

    Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...

    See the POPLAR GROVE detail page for more information on this brand

  • Tasting notes

    An enticing dry Chardonnay that charms you with the first sip and takes you on a delicious journey. The wine displays a mix of mineral notes and orchard fruit which is accented by bouncy acidity and savoury minerality. Enjoy a long, bone-dry finish.

  • Viticultural notes

    A cold Canadian winter, unusually wet spring, and dry summer yielded wines with excellent balance and distinct varietal flavours. Crops were lighter than normal, but the vintage will be remembered as unprecedented flood and drought conditions with a persistent haze from forest fires. The haze did not affect the grape growing areas but it did blanket the sun coverage. This positively impacted the season by slowing down grape ripening and flavour development.

  • Winemaking notes

    Five hand-harvested lots were processed and fermented separately with 80% in stainless steel tanks and 20% in new French oak barriques. Malolactic fermentation was spontaneous in the barrel-fermented portion and the final blend was assembled during the last week of February 2018. The wine was bottle aged for 6 months.