The Cull Chardonnay 2017
Vendor: Traynor Family Vineyard
Availability: In Stock
“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
We had a little botrytis in our Chardonnay in 2017, so instead of having that fruit impact our skin fermented 5th Element, we did a cull pick and kept the botrytis infected clusters separate. We whole cluster pressed the fruit and settled in a tank for 24 hours before racking into a barrel to ferment. It is still on fermentation lees and will be in barrel until probably April, when it will be racked, settled and bottled.
Honey, apricot, vanilla and clove aromas. Incredible acidity and balance. Approximately 13.5% alcohol. This is a delicious chardonnay.
Approximately 250 bottles produced from this very unique harvest. Release will be late spring, early summer.