2017 Chardonnay Estate

VQA Beamsville Bench
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About This Wine:
This wine originates from our Cave Spring Vineyard, located on a hillside of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. Vinified partly in barriques from some of our oldest, lowest yielding vines, it retains the clarity of fruit and mineral nuances that Chardonnay from our estate is renowned for. 
 
Origin:
Cave Spring Vineyard 
 
Soil:
Stony, limestone-rich clay till overlying shale and sandstone.  
 
Composition:
100% Chardonnay 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Oct. 3 - 30
Sugar- 20.7º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 8.6 g/L
pH- 3.37
Yield- 3.5 mt/ac (65 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Fermented 60% in tank and 40% in 225L and 500L French oak barrels (20% new) using selected and indigenous yeast; partial malolactic fementation; all lots aged 10 months sur lie 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- Oct. 2018
Alc./Vol. 13.5%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.8 g/L
pH- 3.62
Production- 845 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Ripe apple, butterscotch and mandarin orange come to the fore on the nose, with notes of clove, ginger, honeysuckle and mineral in behind. The palate is dry and full bodied with a crisp, succulent attack. In the middle, ripe pear fruit is cradled by generous caramel flavours. The wine's stony underpinning and crisp acidity is omnipresent, bringing lustre to an intense, full-flavoured finish of apple custard, nougat and allspice 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Crispy shrimp, crab-stuffed ravioli, grilled tempeh with roasted cauliflower, pan-seared halibut, roast capon, blanquette de veau 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2019 through 2022; will continue to develop through at least 2023 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$19.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, Vintages (LCBO# 256552)
LCBO Item #256552
 
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