2019 Chardonnay | Niagara Peninsula

$ 15.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from selected Niagara Peninsula vineyards located at varying elevations near the south shore of Lake Ontario. In these areas, moderating onshore breezes combine with limestone and shale soils to create a refined style of Chardonnay that stands out for its subtle layering of ripe orchard fruit, polished texture, and delicate acidity.
Vintage
2019 was a temperate vintage with normal heat, precipitation and yield levels. Chardonnay ripened on time, delivering precise, generously textured wines with medium to long-term potential.
Composition
VarietiesChardonnay
Estate Grown 80%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site80% Beamsville Bench; 20% Lincoln Lakeshore
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale Lincoln Lakeshore Lacustrine clay-loam till composed of red shale, sandstone and limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Oct 3–Oct 26
Sugar 21.1º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.3 g/L
pH 3.25
Yield 4.25 mt/ac (79 hl/ha)
Vinification
Fermented 90% in tank and 10% in neutral, 225L and 500L French oak barrels; 50% indigenous and 50% selected yeasts utilized; all lots aged 5 months sur lie; 15% malolactic fermentation overall
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Aug 2020
Alc./Vol 13.0%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 7.8 g/L
pH 3.44
Production 2,300 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale to medium yellow. Nose Scents of musk, pine resin and ripe cantaloupe, with hints of fresh wax, cinnamon, ripe apricot and tangerine. Palate Full bodied with a round attack tinged with orange pith; mineral acidity builds to tighten the mid-palate, bringing tension to the wine's rich, marmalade fruit and velvety texture; the finish is generous and persistent, with intense flarours of ginger, nutmeg, pear tart and orange pulp.
Ageability
Best consumed 2021 through 2024; will hold through at least 2026
Food Pairings
Poached salmon with cream sauce, pan-fried shellfish, Cornish hen, roasted chicken, pork with apples, quinoa-stuffed butternut squash
Availability
Winery, LCBO • 228551

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