2018 Chardonnay Estate
August 20, 2018
A full-bodied Chardonnay with layers of fresh cut nectarine, pear, ripe citrus and praline. Delicate flavours of passionfruit and white blossom lead to a creamy finish.
Clone 76 Chardonnay from both our 1994 & 2009 plantings were ripened to 23 Brix and cropped at 4 short tons per acre.
The 25-year-old block was harvested between October 1-3rd, while the younger block was harvested on October 10th. The fruit was whole-cluster-pressed into mostly neutral barrels (11% new) for fermentation. Lees stirring was performed daily throughout the fermentation. The wine then went through partial malolactic fermentation (35%) and lees stirred weekly during the ML. The wine was aged on lees for 10 months in barrel before blending and bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine would pair well with rich risotto dishes, butter-poached scallops, roasted pork loin, chicken & veggie kebabs, or a simple mac ‘n’ cheese.