The bright fruit flavours and minerality shine through, with restrained use of oak & malo-lactic fermentation. There are aromas of apple, pear, vanilla & honey, continuing with flavours of warm lemon, yellow plum & baking spice. Aged in barrel, for 9 months on lees, the mouthfeel is soft, and the finish is lingering.
Gold-WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
This Chardonnay was grown in small lots.
At the winery, the grapes were whole cluster pressed and juice was cold settled for three days before being racked off solids. The juice was then racked to French oak barrels for fermentation. The fermentation was carried out at 14-16 celsius and took 14 days to complete. This wine was barrel fermented and aged on lees for 9 months, with extensive lees stirring. A third of the wine went through malo-latic fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
New England clam chowder, roasted chicken breast sandwich/
See recipe-Pan Seared Scallops on a bed of sauteed spinach
Drink now through 2021