Joie Chardonnay En Famille Reserve
Our “En Famille” Reserve Chardonnay is a premium vineyard selection from our most prized block at our Joie-run old-vine Chardonnay vineyard site on the Skaha Bluff and the Plein de Vie vineyard on the Naramata Bench, blended to create a balanced Chardonnay that is both intensely ripe, mouth wateringly-fresh and savoury all at once. The 2016 vintage is the result of dynamic and reactive canopy work and multiple picks during an early, hot vintage. This wine is barrel-fermented with the primary native yeast and spontaneous malolactic fermentations happening in a blend of premium French barriques and puncheons with only a judicious amount of new oak used. The mouthfeel and overall length are enhanced by extended lees contact and the monthly bâtonnage that lends savoury complexity and texture to this wine.