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13th Street Winery June’'s Vineyard Chardonnay

June’'s Vineyard Chardonnay

Niagara Region

Chardonnay 100.0%
Alcohol 13.0%
Residual Sugar (G/L) 3.0
Full Cases (of 12) Produced 354

Growing Conditions

The winter of 2014/2015 can best be described as extreme with some of the coldest prolonged periods on record throughout the Niagara Peninsula, damaging buds across varieties leading to a naturally low yield for the 2015 vintage. The cold lasted well into early spring which led to a relatively late bud-burst. Luckily once the summer finally started it was warm , sunny and relatively dry. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for even ripening across all varieties. With the naturally low yields from the winter cold, the wines from the vintage show great concentration and varietal correctness, with typical Niagara acidity and freshness.

Winemaking

Fermentation and aging in 100% stainless steel, with full malolactic fermentation. Similar to 2014, 2015 was also a small harvest, but the grapes were in perfect condition so no sorting was required prior to pressing. Following fermentation, the wine was kept in contact with its fine lees for 6 months.

Aging

Bottling in spring 2016.

Harvest

Careful manual harvesting.

Nose

One of the most vibrant Chardonnays from June’s Vineyard, the nose is bright with notes of citrus fruit and light minerality.

Palate

The palate is dry with refreshing notes of lemon and cream.

Food Pairing

Drink now alongside a plate of freshly shucked oysters, delicate white-fleshed fish, or enjoy on its own as an aperitif.


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