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2013 No.18 Sunset Ranch Chardonnay

2013 No.18 Sunset Ranch Chardonnay

A reflection of Proprietor Anthony von Mandl’s vision from three decades ago, the Terroir Collection showcases the Okanagan Valley's unique microclimates and diversity with each wine featuring a photographic image echoing an aspect of its home.

The top 3% of our estate fruit is hand-selected for these wines by our winemaker and each individual lot is carefully tasted throughout the winemaking process to ensure its quality level before the nal blend. The first step begins in the vineyards where we examine soil type, matching that with the clone by specic varietal, adapting to the climate, vineyard altitude and aspect, and the intense vine devotion that is a result of our careful precision farming. Because of this meticulous care, each offering is limited.

For us, the Terroir Collection is the heart of our passion.

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The name, Sunset Ranch, is descriptive of the eastern side of the lake and references the vineyards that bask in the sunny climate where cloudless sunsets are de rigueur. The No.18 image featured is our estate vineyards and the majestic Monashee Mountains in the backdrop.

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SKU: 664060
Tasting Notes
Sourced from our estate vineyards in the eastern portion of the Osoyoos region, our Sunset Ranch Chardonnay is 100% unoaked lending it a distinct crispness that melds with the minerality and fruit flavours in the wine. Yellow pear, Royal Gala apple and honeydew melon with lemon zest flavours in this unoaked Chardonnay.
Winemaker Notes
Varietals
100% Chardonnay
Clones
Chardonnay Clones 76, 96, 809
Harvested
September - October 2013 from our Osoyoos East Estate vineyards
Aging
Unoaked
Alcohol %
13.5
TA
5.3 g/L
pH
3.19
Production
Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.