Civil Grit Chardonnay


Vintage: 2019
Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Niagara-on-the-Lake
Harvest Date: September 26, 2019
Wine Style: Dry, Unoaked
Residual Sugar: 5 g/L
Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.1
TA: 7.3 g/L
Ageing: Enjoy Young

The Chardonnay grapes for this wine were sorted, and gently pressed, prior to cold settling and racking to stainless steel fermentation tanks. Fermentation was conducted using cultured yeast and occasional battonage over a period of five weeks.  No malolactic conversion.  Gentle bentonite fining and cold stabilization with sterile filtration to bottle.

Tasting Notes:
This wine is medium lemon in colour. Dry, and youthful, this wine is fruit forward revealing fresh apple, asian pear along with a nuance of fennel seed, and is framed by a mid-palette richness achieved with lees aging and periodic battonage.  The finish is warm, round and persistent. Enjoy young but has some cellar potential.


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