2017 Moira Cat on the Bench Chardonnay Steel, Beamsville Bench, Malivoire Wine Co.

2017 Moira Cat On The Bench Chardonnay Steel

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

Winemaker Notes:

Scented of pear and Meyer lemon with a toasty, flinty underlay.  A taste finds an energetic, focused mouthfeel and flavours of green apple, lime, lemon crème and sweet pepper.

Picked at the Moira Vineyard on October 6th, these were the first grapes of the 2017 vintage harvested from this block.  Grape sugars averaged 21° Brix.

Hand-harvested from 22-year-old chardonnay vines, the grapes were sorted and pressed in whole clusters.  After chilling in a horizontal “milk tank”, the juice was transferred to stainless steel barrels.  The wine completed primary fermentation followed by intermittent battonage.  There was no malolactic fermentation. 

At the time of bottling In March 2019, Alcohol measured: 12%,  Residual sugar: 0 grams per Litre; titratable acidity: 6.6 grams per Litre; pH: 3.32

Only 25 cases produced.