Skin Fermented Chardonnay 2016
Vendor: Traynor Family Vineyard
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91 Pts. “For me, a very successful exercise of fermentation of Chardonnay on the skins. The nose is clear, with accents of orange and lemon oil, a small toasted element, and a beautiful equilibrium. Tasty, has a beautiful texture and persists in a pleasant way in the mouth.”
Rémy Charest- winealign.com - June, 2018
Silver- National Wine Awards of Canada, 2018
This wine impresses with a rich golden hue and continues to impress on the nose with light honey and green tea leaf notes. Dried, sugared stone fruit define the taste with a touch of warm spice to compliment everything.
This vintage was made from fruit we sourced from another local vineyard in Prince Edward County as we had a disappointing crop in our estate vineyard. However, we have been very happy with the results. This chardonnay was whole cluster, skin fermented and macerated for 16 days.
It was then pressed and left on its heavy lees for 15 months. A portion (roughly 40%) spent time in used barrels to help soften the natural tannin of the fruit and it was allowed to clarify naturally.
We have focused much of our production on making approachable orange wines and this one is very delicious. As always we bottled this wine unfiltered and by hand.