2017 Spark’l Chardonnay Musqué

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Production: 202 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Vintage: 2017
Variety or Blend: 100% Chardonnay Musqué
Vineyard Designation: Willms Vineyard
Region: Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vine Age: 20 years
Soil: Clay, loam and sand with limestone and seashells
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: Stainless Steel
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
PH: 3.1
TA: 7.12 g/L
RS: 29 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2020
Serving Temperature: 8 – 14°C

Winemaking:

These grapes were harvested by hand, in mid-September, with specific timing that incorporated fresh fruit flavours and zesty acidity. We hand-harvested and
whole cluster pressed the grapes in our gentle bladder press. A long, slow press cycle was used to allow maximum juice yield without compromising flavour extraction. The juice was cold settled in a stainless tank before racking into a second stainless tank for alcoholic fermentation. The tank was temperature
controlled and carefully monitored and tasted for balance and fruitiness, before chilling and adding sulphur to stop the fermentation process and to preserve as many natural bubbles as possible. Fining for protein stability and a gentle filtration were completed to preserve the wine without losing the flavours
and textures, before bottling.

Appearance:

A light straw colour with a clear hue.

Aroma:

A lively nose with an array of white flowers, honeysuckle, melon, pear and citrus
fruits. This fresh and clean wine allows the many succulent fruit aromas to jump out of the glass.

Palate:

A fruity and floral palate that has subtle layers of flavours that impress from your then entrance on the palate to the tip of your tongue. Floral notes, citrus fruits, honey melon and pear are all showcased on the palate. A fresh and lively wine full of perfume, green apple, melons and citrus zest. A fruit forward wine that is lively and has a light texture and is full of freshness. A medium-long finish that is tightly focused, zesty and juicy.

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