2016 Chardonnay Estate

2016 Chardonnay Estate

Regular price $21.95

Description

Estate-grown and fermented in oak, this round, mouth-filling yet fresh wine is the epitome of a Short Hills Bench Chardonnay.

Three Hills

Our finest blocks of Chardonnay grow on three hills. The first is a shovel planted field-mix of clones from our Old Farm planted in 1988, which brings beautiful imperfection. Second is our Frenchman’s Vineyard, which contributes ordered complexity (clones 95, 96, 76 & 548). Lastly, a parcel of vines trained low to the ground captures ambient heat to warm the vines early in the day on, ‘The Turtles Back’. This vineyard drains four ways and delivers lushness from the varied exposures that are enhanced by the precise flavours of clone 95’s small clusters. These unique places make the robust and harmonious Three Hills Chardonnay.

Winemaker's Notes

• Made from several estate vineyards in the Short Hills Bench 
• Yields of 2 to 3 tonnes/acre (~25 to 50 hL/ha)
• Barrel fermented in 1/3 new oak. The oak barrels were sourced from a combination of forests in Europe and northern North America, and from several cooperage houses
• Aged in barrel for 8 to 10 months

Food Matches

Grilled salmon, crab and lobster. Wild fowl or turkey. Dishes with cream sauces or mild herb flavours. Soft cheeses. 

Vintage:  2016
Varietal:  Chardonnay
Geographic Designation:  VQA Short Hills Bench
Alcohol:  13.5%
Sugar: under 1 (g/L)
Acidity: 6.1 (g/L)