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2015 Chardonnay

2015 Chardonnay by Tantalus Winery
2015_Chardonnay by Tantalus Winery
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With a nod to white Burgundy, our Chardonnay aims to bridge Old World elegance with New World charm.

Sun gold in colour, this wine exhibits classic, fine chardonnay aromas of lemon and apricot with a vanilla top note. Toasted coconut, orange blossom and a mineral-driven flinty character begin to emerge as the wine opens.

The palate is lush and inviting with nuances of peach, pear and toasted almond. The finish is long and tense with fresh grapefruit, lemon zest and Crème Brule, all wrapped up with a hint of French oak.

Our Block 6 Chardonnay sits on an eastern aspect in the northern portion of our vineyard. It consists of 1985 Oppenheim plantings and a younger component of French Dijon clones, planted in 2007. The wine underwent 100% wild fermentation in 30% new French oak puncheons and barriques. The result is a beautifully integrated wine we expect to age gracefully over the next 6 to 8 years.

Tantalus was established in 2004 when Proprietor Eric Savics was presented with the opportunity to acquire one of the Okanagan Valley’s premier vineyard properties. Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the site was first planted to table grapes in 1927 by renowned, local horticulturist JW Hughes.

After tasting several vintages of wines made by the former owner, Eric felt this was indeed a very special vineyard. He, along with his team, established the site’s ultimate potential would be fully realized by focusing on a small, terroir-driven line of wines made from Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The old vine plantings – 1978 Riesling and 1985 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay became the backbone of the vineyard. Other varietals were removed and new plantings of the 3 flagship varietals commenced in 2005. The vineyard would not only have considerable vine age as its anchor, it would grow to have superior clone variation as well.

Tantalus’ inaugural 2005 vintage immediately attracted the attention of national and international wine critics and Tantalus was quickly added to a short list of Canada’s very best Riesling producers. Today, in addition to Riesling, Tantalus is also recognized for consistently producing high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

With the success of the wines and the increase in production, came the need to build a new winery. Tantalus’ sleek new facility was completed in March 2010 and has the distinction of being British Columbia’s first LEED-certified winery.

Tantalus Winery from Kelowna, BC

Tantalus WineryKelowna, BC

Tantalus was established in 2004 when Proprietor Eric Savics was presented with the opportunity to acquire one of the Okanagan Valley’s premier vineyard properties. Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the site was first planted to table grapes i

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