2022 Estate Grown Chardonnay

92 points, Rick VanSickle, WinesInNiagara.com
"...A beauty of a wine at this price."

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromatics are gentle and refined, hinting at tropical pineapple, citrusy lemon and grapefruit, Granny Smith apple and a trace of oak-vanilla.  The texture is plush, livened by smart acidity.  Green apple, tropical and citrus fruit characters extend to the palate, leaving impressions of baked apple and lime.

This vintage is composed of 70% chardonnay, 30% chardonnay musque.

Made entirely from hand-picked fruit, the wine consists 64% of chardonnay from the Moira Vineyard and 6% chardonnay from the Mottiar Vineyard, and 30% of chardonnay musque from the Malivoire Estate site, selected to contribute aromatics to the final product.  All sites taken together, the average age of the vines was 24 years.

Destemmed grapes were pressed, 70% of the juice underwent primary and partial malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, while the remainder vinified in neutral French oak barrels.  After 11 months, the portions were combined and bottled in August 2023.

Dry: 1 g/L residual sugar

When bottled, alcohol measured 12.5%, residual sugar 1 gram per litre, titratable acidity 7 grams per litre and pH 3.35.

Vegan friendly.           

                           Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking

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