2019 Small Lot Chardonnay INSIDERS

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91 points, Vic Harradine. WineCurrent

Winemaker's Notes

Crisp fragrances of apple slices with cream and a delicate citrusy inference.  A mouthful is bright and playfully textured, with flavours reminding of green apple, honey and toasted almond.

Grapes were hand-picked from our original Moira site at average 21.6° brix.  

After whole-cluster pressing, the juice finished primary fermentation in stainless steel.  The majority of the wine settled and aged on the lees in a horizontal steel tank, while a small remainder was directed to steel barrels.  Nine months later, 389 cases were bottled in July 2020.

At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 12.5%, residual sugar 2.5 grams per litre, titratable acidity 6.7 grams per litre and pH 3.29.

Dry: 2.5 g/L residual sugar

This vintage will drink well through 2024.

Vegan friendly.           Certified Sustainable.

                           Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking


Food Companions:
Try with roasted chicken, turkey or pork or baked fish. Serve near 10° C 

91 points, Vic Harradine
A lifted nose of caramel, lemon citrus and apple aromas abound. It captures the palate with tang-laden flavours of lime cordial, crisp green apple and ripe pear persisting through the long, mouth-watering finish and aftertaste. This is medium bodied with deft balance, good texture and mouthfeel. The quality-price balance tips well in your favour; give this a go with white, three-cheese (chèvre, Gouda, mozzarella) and sliced-mushroom pizza. Drink now to 2023. (Vic Harradine)