2017 Civil Grit Chardonnay
Vintage: 2017 Variety: Chardonnay Region: Niagara, Ontario Harvest Date: October 24, 2017 Wine Style: Dry, Stainless Steel Fermentation Residual Sugar: 1.17g/L Alcohol: 13.2% TA: 6.9 g/L Ageing: < 5 Years
The grapes were picked then gently pressed to render juice which was cool settled and racked to stainless steel tanks for fermentation with cultured yeast. Primary fermentation completed in 10 days with no secondary malolactic conversion so as to preserve a crisp acidity and more refreshing, fruit forward wine. Periodic bàtonnage helped to build richness on the mid palate over six months élevage at which point the wine was lightly bentonite fined and sterile filtered at bottling.
This wine is pale lemon in colour. The nose presents a pronounced note of fresh cut apple and newly baked bread. The palate has a creamy, yet crisp, texture that holds the fruit through to the medium long finish.