2019 Stonebridge Chardonnay Reserve West
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This wine was made from Chardonnay clones 96 and 548, picked from the west side of the Stonebridge Estate vineyard, Block 11. The grapes were hand-harvested into small bins and kept clonally separate, then pressed and wild fermented in 33% new French Oak puncheons and barrels. The low intervention, wild fermentation took 2 months to complete. Wine completed its malolactic-fermentation at its own pace during this time. This small batch was aged a total of 22 months in barrel before bottling. Only a small fraction of barrels were selected for this reserve batch.
This wine has developed a complex nose of citrus and apple, with hints of quince supported by well a blended bouquet of spices and vanilla. The acidity is fresh, hinting a long finish.
Single Vineyard. Vegan Friendly.
Appellation: Four Mile Creek, Niagara-on-the-Lake, VQAO
Barrels: Primary, malolactic fermentation and elevage were all completed in the same barrels, 33% new French oak Billon barrels
Alcohol: 13.8 %
Cases Produced: 193 cases (including 36 magnum bottles)