2012 Estate Grown Small Lot 'Wild Ferment' Chardonnay VQA

Certified Organic & Biodynamic

$34.95 / 750ml (Ontario Price Shown)


 






Wine Lovers’ Notes:

In the Glass

Nose shows rich layers of leesy complexity, ripe apple and baking spice with a palate that is lush, warming and complex with added notes of marzipan and warm bread. Long, creamy finish.

Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians.

In Print

Gold Medal (Open White Category) - The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2016

****+
- "Curiously Southbrook has released their 2012 Wild Ferment after the release of their 2013. Coming from the very warm 2012 summer this is a very different wine from the more subtle 2013 Chardonnay’s coming from Southbrook. Bolder, and bigger with fruit pushing to the edge of tropical. It does feel as though this wine was tamed in the barrel. There are aromas of pineapple and vanilla off the nose but it’s as though they are being restrained to allow peaches, apples and orange to work their way through. Everything about this wine is refined and balanced, but there are wisps of a funk that works its way through all the flavours and aromas. Even though you can taste the heat of the warm summer the acids are perfectly in check on this wine and you’re left with a long finish of peaches and vanilla."
- Andre Proulx, Wine Review with Andre Proulx

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Winemaker’s Notes:

In the Vineyard

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: VQA Four Mile Creek
Harvested: September 3, 2012
Brix at harvest: 20.8°

 

In the Winery

Alcohol: 14.2%
Titratable Acidity: 6.89 g/l
Residual Sugar:
4.3 g/l
Closure: Natural cork
Cases Produced: 222
Release Date: August 2016

 

In the Cellar

Hand harvested from our biodynamic and organic estate vineyard, these Chardonnay grapes were carefully selected and sorted prior to gentle pressing, cool settling of the juice and careful racking to 100% French oak barrels for indigenous fermentation and malolactic conversion over 15 months. The barrels were then selected, blended and lightly fined prior to bottling.

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