Meldville Barrel Select Chardonnay 2018


Tasting notes:
The wine has beautiful aromas of ripe pear, white peach and pineapple. The palate has a soft texture with flavours of Bartlett pear, ripe pineapple and peach notes. The finish has a nice balance of citrus flavours giving it a freshness along with some spicy oak notes.


Chardonnay 2018 Barrel Select
VQA Lincoln Lakeshore
Harvest Date: October 21
Brix at harvest: 22
pH: 3.4
TA: 6.6
Production: 1296 bottle

Growing conditions in the spring were quite slow with cooler weather and lots of moisture delaying budbreak and slowing early spring growth. June was warmer, in fact we had some quite hot spells throughout the month giving great flowering conditions. By the end of the month we had caught up following the slow start. The rest of the summer was mainly sunny and warm with just enough moisture for steady development of the vines. September was cooler, but mainly sunny giving a great beginning to the harvest season. October was warmer with more moisture and humidity but in general conditions remained favorable. The harvest of many of the later maturing red varieties crept into November to achieve phenolic ripeness.
Grapes were harvested on great condition by hand, and whole berry pressed. The wine was settled before being transferred to 3rd and forth filled French oak barrels for fermentation. The wine was fermented at cool temperatures using a selected yeast. Malolactic ferment was completed giving a softer, rounder texture. The finished this wine was left to rest on its lees with minimal stirring for 17 months before racking to stainless steel tank. The wine was lightly filtered before bottling.

Silver Medal- All Canadian Wine Championships 2020

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 9.5 × 9.5 × 38 cm


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