2018 Small Lot Chardonnay, VQA Beamsville Bench, Malivoire Wine Co.
2018 Small Lot Chardonnay, VQA Beamsville Bench, Malivoire Wine Co.

2018 Small Lot Chardonnay

Winemaker's Notes

Breezily scented of apple, lemon, pear and honeyed toast.  A mouthful is zesty with a creamy mid-palate.  Flavours remind of tree fruits, honeydew melon, lime and vanilla.

Grapes were hand-picked from our Moira and Mottiar sites on September 18th at average 21.5° brix.  

After whole-cluster pressing, 60% of the juice finished primary fermentation in stainless steel.  The remaining 40% was drained to neutral French oak puncheons for both primary and partial malo-lactic fermentation.  After nine months on the lees, the wine was blended, and 305 cases were bottled in July 2019.

At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 12.5%, residual sugar 1 grams per litre, titratable acidity 6.5 grams per litre and pH 3.3.

This vintage will drink well through 2022.

Vegan friendly.

Food Companions:
Try with roasted chicken, turkey or pork or baked fish. Serve near 10° C