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2020 Forgotten Row Chardonnay

Craving a Rich + Bold Chardonnay? 

96 points,  Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com  
"...This may be named the ‘Forgotten Row’, but if you get a chance to taste it, you’ll not forget how wonderful this wine tastes..."

Winemaker's Notes:

Heightened delights for the nose and mouth recall baked apple crisp, pineapple, pear syrup, honey and almond, enriched by caramel and brown butter.  The palate finds a bold, creamy texture with refined, tingly accents.

The grapes were hand-harvested October 1st from the mature vines of our Moira Vineyard.  It was the last of our chardonnay to be picked that year, at average grape sugar 22.6° Brix.

The juice, pressed from destemmed grapes, fermented in five French oak barrels (one first use, two second use and two neutral), with monthly battonage for the first five months. 

The barrels were blended and the wine integrated for a further three months in a large oak tun.  After just over a year in oak, the finished wine was bottled in December 2021.

Only 200 cases were produced.  Enjoy now through 2028.

Dry: 1.5 g residual sugar

At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 13%; residual sugar, 1.5 grams per Litre; titratable acidity, 6.2 grams per Litre and pH: 3.45.

Vegan friendly.           
                                  Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking

Food Companions:
Serve near 10 ° and enjoy with cedar plank-smoked fish, Steak Bearnaise or corn chowder.

96 points,  Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com  

Aromas of buckwheat honey, caramel and baked apple make an appearance on the nose and replay on the palate with a freshly baked apple pie flavour adorned with baking spice, lemon pastille and a tinge of a trick or treat Halloween caramel apple. The mouthfeel is absolutely amazing and creamy-smooth from first sip to last drop as are the fabulous flavours that persist to and through the finish and aftertaste. The 2020 vintage is a dazzling one in virtually all VQA appellations and sub-appellations, especially in Ontario. This may be named the ‘Forgotten Row’, but if you get a chance to taste it, you’ll not forget how wonderful this wine tastes, on its own and/or with pan-seared-in-butter Atlantic salmon.