Our 2019 Chardonnay is a blend of four micro-harvests from our two Chardonnay estate blocks. Over 2 weeks we conducted these harvests to capture specific attributes in the fruit. 80% was aged 6 months in French oak, 44% new. The last harvest of 20% was aged in stainless steel. 29% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.
This process enabled us to embrace the beautiful bright acidity while building mouthfeel, complexity and aromatics. Aromas of fresh citrus and stone fruit with notes of butter, brioche and sea salt. The palate is dry with mouth-watering acidity and builds on the aromas with further favours of tropical fruit and minerality. Full on the palate with a clean, fresh finish.
|Titratable Acidity:||6.6 g/l|
|Residual Sugar:||1.8 g/l|
REVIEWS & AWARDS
John Schreiner - 93 points "The wine begins with aromas of citrus and peach. The flavours are remarkably intense, with notes of citrus and stone fruit mingled with subtle notes of oak and cloves wrapped around good minerality."
Awards and Media for Past Vintages
2018 Chardonnay – 91 Points Daniel Honan, Decanter Magazine 2017 Chardonnay – Silver Medal, Chardonnay du Monde 2019
2016 Chardonnay – Silver Medal, Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2016 Chardonnay – 95 Points John Schreiner
2016 Chardonnay – 92 Points John Szabo
44% was aged in new French oak, 36% was aged in second fill French oak barrels. The last harvest of 20% was aged in stainless steel.
Overall the 2019 vintage had challenges, but we are exceptionally proud with how our site and team handled them. The season started off cool with more than average rainfall. Our team effectively cropped and maintained the vineyard to ensure high quality fruit and ripeness. Our site conditions made it so that we did not experience the early October frosts and were able to continue to hang fruit until late October.