Pale straw in colour with expressive aromas of spiced apple, honeydew melon, orange marmalade, mixed fruit salad, and preserved peaches. Light-bodied and fresh on the palate, a touch of residual sugar with nice acidity and lasting flavours on the finish.
Silver Medal Winner at the 2012 All Canadian Wine Championships
Selected from a plot of clone 809 (Chardonnay Musqué) vines planted in our Jack Rabbit Flats Vineyard. Harvested early in the fall to help retain the fresh aromatics without losing acidity, and to help keep the alcohol percentage at a moderate level in the final wine. The grapes were gently pressed after undergoing a few hours cold soaking on the skins in a sealed press. Cold settled under reductive conditions, then inoculated with a selected yeast strain once the juice warmed up to 10˚C, and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel. The fermentation was halted with a touch of residual sweetness to balance the fresh acidity. Racked off its lees after fermentation and kept under reductive conditions, cold stabilized, filtered, and bottled early in 2012.
Silver Medal - 2012 All Canadian Wine Championships
4 stars! "This is ready to drink now and in the next year or so – aka, buy lots and drink it during the summer. It’s a refreshing white with attractive, restrained pungency in the aromatics and flavours, and just the right degree of fruitiness to let you drink it on its own or with spicy food and the likes of roast chicken. It’s well balanced, solid and fresh." - Rod Phillips, WinePointer, April 23, 2012
Cooperage:100% Stainless Steel Harvest Dates: September 20, 2011
Alcohol Content: 12%
Residual Sugar: 13.0g/L (sugar code 1)
Total Acidity: 7.5g/L
Drink in its youth (within 2 years of release)
April 15, 2012
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