2018 Chardonnay - Small Lot

2018 Chardonnay - Small Lot

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Dry, french oak and stainless steel aged single varietal Chardonnay made from a blend of Ontario and Nova Scotia grapes

Vintage Information:
The 2018 growing season started off warm and promising. June 4th brought a once-in-a-century freeze event destroying the tender shoots and ultimately resulting in an 89% crop loss. The summer was unusually hot and humid leading into a very typical Nova Scotian fall. The summer heat allowed primary clusters to ripen very well, while late forming secondary clusters maintained the higher acidity typical of Nova Scotia grapes.

Winemaker's Notes:
This wine was fermented partly in neutral French oak and partly in stainless steel. The oak fermented portion adds roundness and mouthfeel plus a hint of vanilla from the 10 months of ageing in barrel. The stainless-steel portion maintains primary fruit and freshness in the wine. A small amount of Nova Scotia grown L’Acadie Blanc was blended in to help balance the wine with some refreshing acidity.

94% Chardonnay, 3% L'acadie, 3% Ortega

Yellow apple, starfruit, papaya
Rich seafood, chanterelle mushrooms, cream sauce dishes
 11.4%