Overflowing with notes of caramel and vanilla on the nose complemented by highlights of spice, apple, and butter. Similar flavours on the palate are accentuated by a round, creamy texture and a smooth lasting butterscotch finish.
The grapes were harvested largely from the Claystone vineyard in mid-October. The fruit was patiently left hanging until perfect ripeness and balance before picking. It was destemmed prior to pressing and cold fermented at 16 degrees, until fermentation began. The ferment was then put in barrels until completion. Each block underwent malic fermentation, to taste. The wine was then afforded an 18 month ageing in 100% French oak until it gained incredible complexity and balance.
This Chardonnay brims with notes of white peaches, butterscotch, vanilla bean and white flowers on the nose. The palate is nicely balanced with nuanced oak and fruit, Nashi pear, stone fruit, and hints of baking spices. The texture is rich and creamy with a brilliant long finish and minerality.
Food Pairing Notes
This delightful wine pairs perfectly with baked brie with maple syrup glaze and candied walnuts. Try it with cedar plank smoked salmon and sautéed fiddle heads, wood fired oven Margherita pizza, and fresh PEI Oysters.