There are so many reasons to love the Small Lot Chardonnay. Smooth and satisfying, it is a perfect wine to savor over a great conversation with family or friends. In fact, it’s harder to find occasions where this wine doesn’t fit – it’s simply that versatile and delicious.
Zesty, fresh green apple, pear and lemon carry through this wine. Softer honeycomb, grenadine, floral, grassy and mineral notes embellish the nose while grapefruit, lime, quince and brioche garnish the palate. A faint trace of vanilla weaves through a tingly, cleansing finish.
Grapes were sourced from three sites, 9% on September 10th from the Estate Vineyard, 16% on September 18th from the Mottiar Vineyard and 76% on September 19th through 22nd from the Moira Vineyard. All were hand-picked at average 21.1°Brix.
After whole-cluster pressing, the juice finished primary fermentation in stainless steel. The majority (68%) of the wine settled and aged on the lees in a stainless-steel tank, while 20% rested in steel barrels and 12% aged in neutral French oak. The finished wine was blended in June 2021 and bottled two months later.
At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 12.5%, residual sugar 1 grams per litre, titratable acidity 7.1 grams per litre and pH 3.24.
Dry: 2.5 g/L residual sugar
This vintage will drink well through 2025.
Vegan friendly.Certified Sustainable.
Food Companions: Serve near 10° C with roast chicken, falafel, tempura sushi or mildly spiced Indian foods.
92 points, Rick VanSickle, WinesInNiagara.com The grapes were sourced from the estate vineyard, Mottiar Vineyard and Moira Vintage over three picking days. After whole-cluster pressing, the juice finished primary fermentation in stainless steel. The majority (68%) of the wine settled and aged on the lees in a stainless-steel tank, while 20% rested in steel barrels and 12% aged in neutral French oak. It has a rich nose of peachy-apple, ripe pear, lemon, harmonized/sublime oak accents and freshening minerality. It’s mouth-filling with pure and ripe stone fruits, a flinty/chalky note, light spice and nervy acidity through the juicy finish.