2018 Estate Grown Chardonnay (LCBO Vintages Essential)
Tangy, fruity aromas mingle pear, lime and green apple with a hint of freshly cut straw.
The wine is zesty, supple and medium-bodied, tasting of apple, citrus, pastry and subtle oak-vanilla.
Grapes were picked and sorted by hand, 71% from our Moira, 12.2% from the Mottiar and 16.8 % from the winery Estate site as grape sugars reached an average of 21.4° Brix.
For pressing, only 20% of the fruit was destemmed; the larger share remained in whole clusters. From the press, 50% of the juice went to neutral French oak barrels for primary and partial malo-lactic fermentation, while the other half transferred to stainless steel.
After nine months, in July 2019, the two equal portions were combined and bottled.
When bottled, alcohol measured 12.5%, residual sugar 0 grams per litre, titratable acidity 6.2 grams per litre and pH 3.4.
Vegan friendly. Certified Sustainable.
An excellent companion for a wide variety of foods including with grilled salmon or pork chops. Serve near 10° C.