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2009 Chardonnay

Aug 29, 2011

2009 Whimsy! Chardonnay VQA
Certified Organic & Biodynamic

SOLD OUT / 750ml (Ontario Price Shown)


Wine Lovers' Notes:

In the Glass

The beauty of this wine lies in its seemingly contradictory qualities - substance & weight and lightness & finesse. Your nose is greeted by fruit - but is it only fruit? No, there is oak and vanilla there too. It is subtle and complex. Then mouth filling and flavourful, then just before it's gone, the minerality kicks in and it's all freshness.

In Print

90 - "I love this style of Chardonnay: hazelnuts, baked apple crumble and Asian pear - terrific! It's full-bodied and generous with an enticing intensity of fruit, but balanced and elegant. The bonus is that this winery grows its grapes organically. Serve with Ontario's Balderson Vintners Cheddar, aged for 20 months and absolutely suited to white wines. Cheddar will bring out the fruit notes in this Chardonnay".
- Natalie Maclean, Homefront

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Winemaker's Notes:

In the Vineyard

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Estate vineyard – certified organic and biodynamic
Harvested: October 14, 2009
Brix at harvest: 22°

In the Winery

Alcohol: 13%
ph: 3.64
Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/l
Bottled: September 9, 2010
Closure: Natural cork
Cases Produced: 55
Release Date: August 29, 2011

In the Cellar

This Whimsy is a 2 barrel lot - 2 barrels made by Damy cooperage from the Vosges forest and wood that was seasoned for 36 months. The barrels are slightly larger than a barrique, at 265L.


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