2011 Poetica Chardonnay VQA

Certified Organic & Biodynamic

SOLD OUT / 750ml (Ontario Price Shown)

Wine Lovers’ Notes:

On the Bottle

featuring the poem
Held Still
by Lindsay Zier-Vogel

The Queen Anne's lace splits
into a million pieces of white,
like a sphere burst open and caught.
Held still, perfectly still.

A shutter closes,
a shutter opens.


In the Glass

Nose is floral yet also shows depth with notes of custard, apple crumble, lemon zest, vanilla and a subtle suggestion of mint. Palate shows great focus with delicate citrus notes of lime and fresh apple. Fresh and elegant.

Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians.

In Print

"Rich aromas of fresh butter, pineapple, peach and lemon zest. Generous in the mouth, with ripe fruit. Enjoy with pork tenderloin and butternut squash risotto. Full-bodied and rich."
- Vintages Panel, Vintages Magazine

Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Lindsay Zier-Vogel is a writer, bookmaker and arts educator based in Toronto. She studied contemporary dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, received her B.A. as an English Specialist at the University of Toronto and has completed an M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Toronto under the advisorship of award winning novelist, Anne Michaels. She is currently working on a novel.

Lindsay is the creator of The Love Lettering Project, a community arts engagement project. For nine years, Lindsay has been asking people to write love letters to the places they live and distribute them anonymously throughout the city.

So far, thousands of love letters have been written and in 2012, Lindsay received funding from The Awesome Foundation and took The LLP on a 14-event tour of Toronto and partnered with Tourism Toronto to celebrate the city. In 2013, Lindsay received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and took the project on a 5-city tour of the UK.

The project has been featured on CBC Television’s The National, Global National News, CTV’s Canada AM, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and CBC Radio and has been deemed one of the 50 reasons to love Toronto by Toronto Life magazine.

Lindsay is also a book binder and is the founding editor of Puddle Press, a limited edition book-art publishing house. Her books are currently housed in the National Library and Archives of Canada and the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library.




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Winemaker’s Notes:

In the Vineyard

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Harvested: September 20 & 23, 2011
Brix at harvest: 20.8°


In the Winery

Alcohol: 13.6%
Titratable Acidity: 4.9 g/l
Residual Sugar:
6.9 g/l
Closure: Natural cork
Cases Produced: 164
Release Date: July 2013


In the Cellar

Hand harvested and sorted grapes were whole cluster pressed; settled juice was racked to barrel, where indigenous yeast and malolactic bacteria fermented the juice. After 10 months of aging, selected barrels were combined to make Poetica.

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