In a nutshell:
A creamy Canadian Chardonnay with a rich minerality.
The Niagara Peninsula in Ontario is Canada's largest wine region where the climate benefits from sitting between lakes Erie and Ontario which helps offset some of the extreme winter temperatures. The grapes here come from vineyards on the Beamsville Bench close to the shores of Lake Ontario. Fermentation is started in stainless steel before being transferred to large French oak barrels to complete. Following malolactic fermentation it's bottled unfined, unfiltered and with minimum use of sulphur. On the nose crisp citrus mingles with a vanilla creaminess while the intricate layers on the palate are simultaneously ripe and lean with a good texture holding it together. It all finishes with a clean acidity in the lengthy sign off.
When to drink:
Riep and savoury this is a great food wine; rich poultry dishes and feathered game come to mind here.
Suitable for Vegans