Production: 171 cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation: Blend of vineyards
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Vine Age: 15-20 years
Soil: Clay and loam with limestone with some sand, limestone and seashells
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: French Oak fermented and aged for 12 months, 24% New Oak
Alcohol Content: 12.9%
TA: 5.78 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 10 – 16 degrees Celsius
These grapes were harvested by hand with specific timing that incorporated ripe fruit flavours and fresh 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 barrels for alcoholic and
malolactic fermentations. The majority of this blend goes into our 1100 litre French Oak cask where it was monitored and tasted for
10 months, before any sulphur additions took place. The remainder of chardonnay in this blend went into barrels that were carefully
selected and monitored for 10 months. After aging was complete, specific barrels were selected from different vineyard lots to create
the Blondie blend. All selected barrels were blended into tank where the blend was cold stabilized, gently fined and lightly filtered
to preserve the wine without stripping the flavours and textures, before bottling.
Bright straw with a clear hue.
Fresh and focused aromas of toast, vanilla and green apples. Followed with a medley of citrus fruits, stone fruits and golden
plum, which unite with concentrated notes honey, butter and baked biscuits. A lifted floral note and lime juice also shine.
This youthful wine is crisp, clean, concentrated and smooth. There are a medley of fruits that drive the palate; green apple, plum, pear and lemon. A rich and silky mouthfeel delivers a soft and round texture with butter, vanilla, honey and cream. A light toast chardonnay with balance and a smooth,
medium-long finish that lingers and keeps you wanting more. An easy drinking, oaked, chardonnay that is fruit forward with an oak
and acid backbone and many complexities. A great wine to pair with food; roasted chicken, creamy pastas or a baked salmon are just a
few examples for an excellent pairing.