2017 was a magical vintage for Chardonnay. A long cool growing season with perfect September weather…warm days and cool nights allowing for beautiful physiological ripeness and maintaining fresh acidities.
Traditionally our Cuvée L Chardonnay has been a blend of Niagara and Prince Edward County fruit. Our 2017 is 100% Niagara, a blend of 4 different barrels from 4 different sites in the Niagara Escarpment.
While these sites were delicious on their own, the combination of the flavours from each of these sites creates something magical. The sites are all clay/limestone based but are from four different elevations. The different elevations of the sites created a beautifully mineral driven and balanced Chardonnay, think refined Burgundy.
VQA Niagara Peninsula