Okanagan Falls is on the eastern bank of the lakes. Liquidity is found on the southern tip of Skaha Lake, south of Naramata and north of Oliver. The Okanagan is blessed with an array of unique and dimensional micro-climates. In particular, the soils are varying with remains of glaciers and mineral deposits. The large bodies of water also have moderating affects on the vineyards, proximity to the lakes can keep the vines warm in the evening and cool during the days. The Liquidity vineyards are situated on mineral rich sand and gravel deposits. The Chardonnay was fermented in French oak, 20% new. Partial malolactic fermentation gives the wine a balance between crisp acidity and supple texture. Aged with lees for 11 months, this process gives weight and body to the wine. The lees (dead yeast, tartaric acid and matter left from fermentation) also impart rich flavour. Serve over the next two years at 8-10 degrees Celsius.
Clean and clear, medium-light sunshine yellow.
Straight from the chiller, the nose is restricted. Give the wine 5-10 mins to come to temperature. Patience will be rewarded with golden apple, banana chips, vanilla and some buttery notes.
Concentration of flavours are strong, similar to the nose with addition of citrus and sweet. Golden apple, lemon peel, and orange marmalade. Medium bodied, with good acidity and an oily texture that is slick across the tongue. The flavours stay on the palate through to a long finish that is layered with oak notes and pear juice, ripe apple, mineral, Macadamia nut.
Chicken seasoned with herbs and lemon, served on a rice pilaf. Have fun adding raisin, dried berries and pine nuts to the rice.