2017 Moira Cat On The Bench Chardonnay Skin

  • Sold Out! - 6 bottle case of Moira Chardonnay SKIN
  • Sold Out! - 750 ml bottle 2017 Moira Chardonnay SKIN

2017 Moira Cat on the Bench Chardonnay Set of Steel, Stave & Skin

Winemaker Notes:

Spice-tinged aromas suggest pineapple and orange peel with floral notes.  Firmly composed on the palate, the wine unfolds flavours of tangerine and guava, leaving a lasting, citrusy-mineral finish.

Picked from 22-year-old vines at the Moira Vineyard on October 21st as grape sugars averaged 22° Brix.

Hand-harvested chardonnay grapes were sorted, destemmed, and layered into a ceramic “orb”.  The wine and grape skins were left in extended contact to complete primary and malo-lactic fermentation over a gradual six-month period.  After this, the wine was gently drained off the skins.  Oxygen exposure was strictly limited, to maintain fresh appearance and aromatics.  After another four months of finishing in a stainless steel barrel, the wine filled 25 cases.

At the time of bottling In April 2019, Alcohol measured: 13%,  Residual sugar: 0 grams per Litre; titratable acidity: 5.2 grams per Litre; pH: 3.8

Only 25 cases produced. 

Vegan friendly.           Certified Sustainable.

                           Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking