KIN Vineyards Carp Ridge Chardonnay


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Vintage: 2018
Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Carp Ridge, Ottawa
Soil: Glacial till, clay loam over grey limestone of the Hazeldean Fault
Harvest Date:  October 3, 2018
Wine Style: Dry, Oak Aged
Residual Sugar: 1.3 g/L
Alcohol: 13 %
TA: 8.2 g/L
pH: 3.39
Ageing Potential: 10 years
Case Production:  133

The grapes were hand-picked and sorted prior to gentle pressing, cool settling of the juice, indigenous fermentation and ageing, over 10 months, in French oak, Burgundy format cooperage (18% new, 54% neutral, and 28% stainless steel.). The clonal blend consisted of 46% clone 95, 35% clone 76 and 19% clone 548.  Biweekly battonage of 65% of the wine during elevage lends a creamy mouthful and extended finish. Malolactic conversion was 75% so as to maintain a brightness and freshness to the wine.  Upon barrel blending, the wine was gently bentonite fined and cold stabilized with minimal filtration at bottling.

Tasting Notes:
This wine is pale lemon green in colour.  The nose presents stone fruit, pear and apple enveloped by toasted almond/ hazelnut, brioche, and subtle vanilla notes. The palette is both creamy and fresh replaying the layered richness of fruit, nuts and spice of the nose with an impressive long and elegant finish.