2010 Triomphe Chardonnay VQA
Certified Organic & Biodynamic
SOLD OUT / 750ml (Ontario Price Shown)
Wine Lovers' Notes:
In the Glass
The warm growing conditions of 2010 gave us ripe characters early in the season. Find pear & apple notes on the nose and palate, followed by rich texture, almond and baked bread. Followed by bright acidity and a smooth finish.
90 points - "This has a lovely, ripe nose consistent with the warm 2010 season. Expect yellow pear-pineapple fruit, even a trace of raisin, nicely fitted with floral notes and background cream and butterscotch from the barrels. It is quite rich and rounded, but stays vibrant and even a bit delicate thanks to fresh, youthful acidity. The 13.5% alcohol gives it volume but there is no significant heat on the finish. Very good to excellent length".
- David Lawrason, Vintages Magazine
"All estate organic-biodynamic fruit and aged in 100% French oak barrels of varying sizes. Very ripe pear, apple toast and spice notes on the nose. It's made in a round, expressive style with a nice mineral note to go with the light toast, subtle butterscotch and layered fruits through the finish. Nicely balanced Chard".
- Rick VanSickle, Wines in Niagara
"Ann (Sperling's) Chardonnay is a reflection of the warmer appellation, with it's rich, soft texture and sweet caramel and baking spice flavour - a more new world style example that will appeal broadly".
- John Szabo, WineAlign.com
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In the Vineyard
||Estate vineyard, certified Organic & Biodynamic
|Brix at harvest:
||22, 23.7° average
In the Winery
||September 19, 2011
In the Cellar
Hand harvested grapes from our estate were cluster sorted before gently whole cluster pressing to extract the ripe juice. Cold settling in stainless steel tanks for four days prior to racking to barrels for indigenous fermentation and MLF over 4 months. Barrel aging in 100% French oak of various sizes (225-300L) with final Triomphe blend determined by barrel selection. Bentonite fining and steile filtration before bottling.