Production: 134 cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation: Niagara Peninsula
Soil: Clay and loam with some same, limestone and seashells.
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: French Oak, fermented and aged for 10 months, 33% New Oak.
Alcohol Content: 12.6%
Ageing: Drink now through 2029
Serving Temperature: 10-16°
Winemaking: 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 barrels were carefully monitored and tasted for 10 months, before any sulphur additions took place. After aging was complete, specific barrels were selected and blended back into tank. This special blend was gently fined and lightly filtered to preserve the wine without stripping the flavours and textures, before bottling.
Appearance: Straw coloured with a clear hue.
Aroma: A focused aroma of apple, pear, honey and oak, which unite with underlying notes of citrus, vanilla and wet stone. A lifted floral note and creamed-butter also shine. Finally, subtle underlying aromas of biscuit, peach and lemon rind complete this complex aromatic profile.
Palate: This fresh and round wine is clean, fruity and bright. There are a medley of fruits that drive the palate; lemon zest and pineapple, green apple, peach and pear. A focused and full mouthfeel that mirrors the aromatics. Barrel toast, vanilla, cream and wet stone are the focus of flavour on the palate. The mid-palate delivers layers of texture and integration of vanilla, toast, biscuit and tree fruits. A Chardonnay with bolstering balance and a smooth, medium plus-long finish of crisp acidity that lingers and refreshes.