2019 Estate Grown Chardonnay (LCBO Vintages Essential)
89 / 100, Tony Aspler
Energetic, fruity aromas offer baked apple, peach, pear, and lime.
This zesty, medium-bodied wine has a creamy mid-palate and tastes of green apple, lime and honeydew melon, leaving a long, tangy aftertaste.
Grapes were picked and sorted by hand, 70% from our Moira, 20% from the winery Estate and 10 % from the Mottiar site as grape sugars reached average 21.7° Brix.
For pressing, 15% of the fruit was destemmed; the larger share remained in whole clusters. From the press, 55% of the juice went to neutral French oak barrels for primary and partial malo-lactic fermentation, while the other 45% transferred to stainless steel. After nine months, the two portions were combined and bottled in August 2020.
Dry: 1 g/L residual sugar
When bottled, alcohol measured 12.5%, residual sugar 1 grams per litre, titratable acidity 7.2 grams per litre and pH 3.28.
Vegan friendly. Certified Sustainable.
An excellent companion for a wide variety of foods including with grilled salmon or pork chops. Serve near 10° C.