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Renaceau Chardonnay, 2017

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2017 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13.6% ALC/VOL
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Chardonnay

Ripe, vibrant and textured, this is a Chardonnay you can really sink into. Sourced from our Beamsville estate (planted 2003), the 2017 summer was cool, helping us preserve natural mouthwatering acidity. Pear driven on the palate, with toasted oak, vanilla and baking spice notes.

The brass tacks:

  • Fermented using non-selected indigenous yeast.
  • 100% fermented in new French oak foudre.
  • Matured 22-months on lees in oak foudre.
  • Bottled without fining or filtration.
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The 2017 vintage was a featured wine in October's Wine Club package, 2022.

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

Geographical Indication: VQA Beamsville Bench
Vineyard: Renaceau Vineyard
Residual Sugar: <2 g/L
Cases Produced: 310

Appearance: Pale golden colour with a greenish tint.
Nose: Lightly toasty, spicy, apple nose.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, apple and apricot flavours. Full in the mouth and well-balanced, ending on a note of spicy vanilla oak.
Quality: 91 points - Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Drink now or hold until 2023.

Food Pairing: Garlic butter-seared scallops with lemon risotto, glazed ham with roasted asparagus and carrots, spinach and artichoke orzo with chicken, vegetable sushi rolls, and Cajun-spiced grilled seafood.