Meldville Chardonnay 2021
Grapes were hand harvested in great condition from 2 small blocks in the Lincoln Lakeshore appellation, both vineyards are very close to the shores of Lake Ontario. The grapes were whole berry pressed and the juice was settled before being transferred to 3rd and 4th filled French oak barrels for fermentation. The wine was fermented at cool temperatures using a selected yeast. Malolactic ferment was completed in barrel and giving the wine a soft, round and rich texture. The finished wine was left to rest on its lees with minimal stirring for 22 months before racking to stainless steel tank. The wine was lightly filtered before bottling.
This Chardonnay has beautiful aromas of Bosc pear, white peach and pineapple, and a light floral note of white lily. There is a soft, rich texture with good mid palate weight and finishes with a great balance of citrus flavours giving it a freshness along with some spicy oak notes.