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Hand-picked and sorted, this elegant, stainless steel fermented Chardonnay offers a rich creamy palate from extended lees contact with a well-structured minerality and bright acidity.
Winemaker’s Notes: What a year for Aromatic whites! Elegant, aromatic, and beautifully balanced. If you don’t like Unoaked Chard, then this wine will make a convert out of you!
Awards & Ratings
- 2015 All Canadian Wine Championships, Bronze
This was a featured wine in August's wine club package.
Geographical Indication: Lincoln Lakeshore, ON
Vineyard: GreenLane Vineyard
Cases Produced: 450
Appearance: Clear, pale lemon intensity, watery rim.
Nose: Clean, medium intense aromas of apple, lemon, and pear.
Palate: Dry, medium acid, medium body, medium alcohol, medium intense flavours of Asian pear, honeydew melon, and hints of chalky mineral notes.
Quality: This is good quality Chardonnay with lovely texture, made in a light and refreshing style. Drink now.
Food pairings: Poached halibut with lemon and garlic, roasted pork loin, summer garden salad with apple cider vinaigrette, turkey sandwiches.
Wine Writer’s Comment:
The winemaker's notes attached to this wine make a bold claim: If you don’t like Unoaked Chard, then this wine will make a convert out of you! I hope this is the case, but any unoaked Chard haters out there will have to try it out for themselves. The majority of the world's unoaked Chardonnay is made in an inoffensive style and lacks any sort of depth to make it interesting to drink. This one from GreenLane has the refreshing qualities you want, but also offers a little depth in texture, minerality in the finish, and great balance. There's a smidgen of sweetness here (6.2 grams of residual sugar per liter), which isn't overtly obvious with the balanced acidity—it helps give the wine a little softness and makes it very easy to drink. In my mind, this is a perfect picnic sipper.
- Jake Skakun, @JakeSkakun