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Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, 2016

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2016 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12.5% ALC/VOL

With 100% estate-grown fruit. this barrel fermented Chardonnay spent 10 months maturing in French Oak. Appearing a bright straw-yellow colour in the glass, the nose shows citrus peel, melons, candied oranges and a hint of butter and barrel spice. The palate offers a creamy smooth texture with oaky vanilla and toasted bread crumb flavours popping out on the finish.

Pairing Suggestions: Try with dried fruit and curried chicken salad, tuna mango ceviche or semi soft chèvre goat's cheese

Sweetness Level: Dry

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The 2016 vintage was a featured wine in September 2023's Wine Club package.

Geographical Indication: VQA St. David's Bench
Vineyard: Donald Ziraldo Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 2 g/L
Cases Produced: 155

Appearance: Clear, bright. Light straw colour.
Nose: Light toast and spice aromas are followed by lemon, peach, and apple pie.
Palate: Medium acid, medium body. Notes of green apple, grapefruit, lemon, and baking spice. Well balanced with a round mouthfeel.
Quality: 90 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding.

Food Pairing: Crab cakes, Tandoori chicken, mussels with tomatoes and chile peppers, poached salmon with lemon and dill sauce, and tornado potatoes with queso fresco.