2016 Chardonnay Dolomite

VQA Niagara Escarpment
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About This Wine:
This wine is named after a layer of dolomitic limestone forming the crest of the Niagara Escarpment. Through the forces of erosion, this ancient rock has come to enrich the soils of the benchlands below. Grown in selected vineyards along these gentle slopes, this Riesling bears the mark of its origins. The calcareous clays of these sites contribute to the citrus character and stony nuances that are its signature. 
 
Origin:
100% Beamsville Bench  
 
Soil:
Beamsville Bench – limestone-rich clay till over sandstone and shale  
 
Composition:
75% Chardonnay, 25% Chardonnay Musqué 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 25 - Oct. 12
Sugar- 21.8º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 6.4 g/L
pH- 3.50
Yield- 4.2 tonnes/acres (75 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Fermented 65% in stainless steel tanks and 35% in older French oak barriques, primarily 3rd, 4th and 5th year fill; all lots underwent partial malolactic fermentation and were aged sur lie for 4 months 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- July 2017
Alc./Vol. - 13.5 %
Residual Sugar- 2 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.5g/L
pH- 3.50
Production- 825 cs (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
On the nose, aromas of ripe red apple, pear and milled grains predominate, with scents of dried orange peel and toast in behind. The palate is medium in body with a round and expansive palate accented by rich flavours of Mutsu apple and mandarin orange. A delicate seam of acidity weaves intense citrus zest fruit and mineral nuances into a persistent and refreshing finish. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Grilled or poached salmon with cream sauce; pan-fried shellfish; chicken pot pie; cheese casseroles; stuffed Cornish hen; lemon-roasted chicken; pork with apples. 
 
Ageability:
Ready for consumption on release, this wine is at its best between 2018 and 2020 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$17.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery only
LCBO Item #902610
 
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