Sourced from select Niagara Peninsula vineyards. Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand leaf removal and hand harvest.
The 2012 Sketches Chardonnay is a medium-bodied blend, crafted from hand-harvested fruit carefully sourced from select Niagara Peninsula vineyards, which truly showcases the 2012 vintage. Each lot was individually fermented using indigenous yeasts and aged 12 months in French oak. The nose expressive with vibrant notes of red apple, honeydew melon and a hint of white flower. Similar notes replay on the palate complemented by lively acidity and some baking spice notes from the oak.
With its refreshing apple and melon notes, lush body and well-integrated oak, this medium-bodied Chardonnay pairs beautifully with seafood, poultry and richer vegetable based dishes. Try it with a seafood chowder, roast chicken with root vegetables or a spinach and butternut squash lasagna with a béchamel sauce.