2017 Chardonnay

VQA Niagara Peninsula
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About This Wine:
It has long been known that the Chardonnay grape finds its truest expression in cool climates with limestone-rich soils. This wine originates from hillside vineyards along the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario, where chalk-laced clays, elevation and moderating on-shore breezes combine to deliver a freshness and vitality true to this classic variety. 
 
Origin:
60 % Beamsville Bench, 29 % Four Mile Creek, 11 % Lincoln Lakeshore  
 
Soil:
Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale Lincoln Lakeshore/Four Mile Creek Lacustrine clay-loam till composed primiarily of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone  
 
Composition:
85% Chardonnay, 15% Chardonnay Musqué 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 25 - Nov. 17
Sugar- 21.1 ºBrix
Titratable Acidity- 8.6 g/L
pH- 3.38
Yield- 4 tonnes/acre 
 
Vinification:
Fermented 90% in tank and 10% in old 225L French oak barrels using selected and indigenous yeasts; partial malolactic fementation; aged for 8 months on fine lees 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- August 2018
Alc./Vol. - 13.5 %
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.45 g/L
pH- 3.61
Production- 4,500 cs (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose is quite perfumed, with aromas of ripe red apple, nutmeg, cinnamon and pastry are at the fore, with notes of fresh herbs and flint in behind. Dry and medium bodied, the palate is full and round up front, with a stony texture and juicy pear fruit in the middle. The wine's mineral core draws into a crisp, succulent finish of ripe apricot and hints of roasted nuts. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Poached salmon with cream sauce, pan-fried shellfish, Cornish hen, roasted chicken, pork with apples, quinoa-stuffed butternut squash 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2019 through 2022; will hold through at least 2024 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$15.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#228551)
LCBO Item #228551
 
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