Civil Grit Chardonnay

$20.95

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Description

Vintage: 2018
Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Niagara-on-the-Lake
Harvest Date: September 26, 2018
Wine Style: Dry, Unoaked
Residual Sugar: 5 g/L
Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.39
TA: 6 g/L
Ageing: Enjoy Young

Winemaking:
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 over a period of three weeks.  No malolactic conversion.  A period of 9 months ageing on lees with periodic battonage lends palate richness.  Bottling followed cold stabilization, bentonite fining and sterile filtration.  Enjoy young but has some cellar potential.

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.