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2015 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 41-year old vines at Cave Spring Vineyard. 
 
Soil:
Stony, limestone-rich clay till overlying shale and sandstone 
 
Composition:
100% Chardonnay 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Oct. 5 - 7
Sugar- 21.5 Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.36 g/L
pH- 3.43
Yield- 3.5 tonnes  
 
Vinification:
100% of this wine was fermented 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. 20% of the primary fermentation was indigenous. 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- Oct. 2016
Alc./Vol. 13.5 %
Residual Sugar- 2 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.7 g/L
pH- 3.64
Production- 145 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose is very complex, with scents of vanilla custard giving way to delicately layered aromas of Mutsu apple, pineapple and fig and hints of caramel, shortbread and spice in behind. The palate is very full in body with rich oak nuances up front that integrate seamlessly with the wine’s very ripe yet fresh apple and honeydew melon fruit, and distinctly stony texture in the middle. The finish is quite spicy, with nuances of ginger and clove continuing with great persistence. 
 
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 2018 this vintage will be in its prime between 2019 and 2021 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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