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2016 Rock Pile Chardonnay

Honours - 2018 InterVin International Wine Awards

Silver Medal Winner - 2019 All Canadian Wine Championships

Tasting Notes
This Chardonnay has expressive and complex aromas of baked apple, brioche, lemon curd and toasted oak. It is fresh yet rich on the palate, which is full-bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel, impressive texture and a long and elegant finish.

Food Pairings
This Chardonnay has enough weight and character to stand up to a variety of rich, buttery or creamy dishes. Pair with Lobster, Halibut or Scallops as well as pasta dishes with a white-creamy sauce. It also pairs well with Pork Tenderloin, Grilled Chicken and Turkey.

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Winemaking Notes
Sourced entirely from well-established Chardonnay vines growing in the cool Lincoln Lakeshore sub-appellation, the barrels were selected after fermentation and aging in French oak barrels for approximately fourteen months. The final blend is comprised of 5 barrels selected for their
expression of the warm yet balanced 2016 growing season – four barrels were from the Watching Tree Vineyard (80%), while one barrel was from our own Tufford Road Vineyard (20%). The Chardonnay from each vineyard and barrel were unique and brought something to the final blend - the first release of this wine.

Technical Details
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: VQA Lincoln Lakeshore
Harvest Dates: October 6th and 19th, 2016
Cooperage: Fermented and Aged in French Oak
Alcohol: 13.1%
Residual Sugar: 0.5g/l
Cellar Potential: Drinking best between 2018-2022.
Cases Produced (approx.): 107 cases

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