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2014 Chardonnay CSV

VQA Beamsville Bench
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About This Wine:
This wine originates from the limestone-rich soils of our Cave Spring Vineyard, located on a terrace of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. Produced from the oldest, lowest yielding vines at the estate, our CSV wines embody our highest commitment to quality and authenticity. 
 
Origin:
A single parcel of 40-year old vines at Cave Spring Vineyard. 
 
Soil:
Stony, limestone-rich clay till overlying shale and sandstone 
 
Composition:
92% Chardonnay, 8% Chardonnay Musqué 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Oct. 10
Sugar- 21 Brix
Titratable Acidity- 6.15 g/L
pH- 3.52
Yield- 4.2 tonnes  
 
Vinification:
95% of this wine was fermented entirely in French oak barriques and puncheons, 30% of which was new. It was then barrel aged for 10 months sur lie, with regular batonage, prior to assemblage and bottling; partial malo-lactic fermentation; 30% of the primary fermentation was indigenous. 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- Nov. 2015
Alc./Vol. 13 %
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.15 g/L
pH- 3.52
Production- 145 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose is elegant and complex showing toasted caramel, fresh apricot, orange rind, and butterscotch with underlying notes of ginger and nutmeg. The palate is dry, fruity, medium bodied with moderate acidity. Upfront orange rind and honey dew melon lead to a rich and creamy mid palate followed by a finish that is fresh and complex with warm notes of gala apple and smoky cinnamon.  
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Roasted game birds with mushroom; pork tenderloin with grain mustard; roast chicken; grilled veal chops. 
 
Ageability:
Though approachable beginning in 2017 this vintage will be in its prime between 2018 and 2020 and possesses the structure to cellar for a full decade. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$29.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, select LCBO stores (#529941)
LCBO Item #529941
 
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