Oak, fresh, elegant.
Lunessence was born in Summerland in 2014 when its owners took over a property in Summerland and named the estate Lunessence: Luna=Moon + Essence.
They believe in sustainable viticulture, balance and harmony in their vineyards, and achieved organic certification in 2020 while completing a new vineyard planted with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The grapes for this inaugural Chardonnay were sourced from Naramata Bench; unfined and unfiltered, it was wild fermented spent 5 months on lees in neutral French oak and went through spontaneous Malolactic fermentation.
It has a golden hue and notes of toasted nuts and spices lashed with oak, grilled lemons, yellow apples, melon rind, charred orange peel and straw. The palate is equally toasty with lemony, spice and nutty flavours. Elegant with notable acidity but definitely shows the oak.
Wedding Wines, Seafood/Fish, Girl's Night, French Food, Green Wines
©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2023-07-14 18:51:53.0