2020 Small Lot Chardonnay INSIDERS

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Winemaker's Notes

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.

                           Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking


Food Companions:
Serve near 10° C with roast chicken, falafel, tempura sushi or mildly spiced Indian foods.