Varietal Wine

The Cull Chardonnay 2017

“Golden in colour and ever-so-slightly hazy from contact with the lees, the wine tastes – what’s the word? – wholesome in the manner of the best natural wines. Medium-bodied and...
Vendor: Traynor Family Vineyard

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$50.00

Description

“Golden in colour and ever-so-slightly hazy from contact with the lees, the wine tastes – what’s the word? – wholesome in the manner of the best natural wines. Medium-bodied and delectably fleshy and ripe, it offers up pronounced tropical-fruit flavours of mango and grilled pineapple along with popcorn, brown butter, brioche and toasted nuts. A new Canadian icon wine.”

BEPPI CROSARIOL
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
-  March 7, 2019

 

Sommeliers Note:
An intensely deep gold wine; honey, apricots and that wonderful musty smell associated with botrytis affected grapes.  Full flavour, with a great blend of sour lemony citrus as well as ripe richer tropical pineapple

Winemakers Note:
Grown in our estate vineyard in Prince Edward County, this chardonnay is a result of a botrytis (Noble Rot) infection in the vineyard. In order to manage our fermentation’s effectively, we went through the vineyard and culled out any botrytis infected fruit.

The fruit was then brought into the winery and whole cluster pressed, quickly settled, and then racked into a used barrel. It was then fermented and left on the lees for twelve months and bottled directly from the barrel. Unfiltered and hand bottled as is our practice.

13.6% alcohol
250 bottles produced

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