Hidden Bench - Felseck Vineyard Chardonnay, Niagara (2019)

Hidden Bench - Felseck Vineyard Chardonnay, Niagara (2019)

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John Szabo, MS: "The superlatives flowed effortlessly while tasting this 2019...one of Canada's best chardonnays to date, and in price context, extraordinary value."

Taut acidity, minerality, ripe golden pears, peach cobbler, hazelnuts, sour cream. the layers keep on evolving and gaining complexity the longer the wine opens and sits on the palate. A really stunning, highly Burgundian wine.

REGION Canada>Ontario>Niagara
GRAPE(S) Chardonnay
VINTAGE 2019
ABV 13%
FEATURES Low Intervention, Organic, Sustainable, Vegan
SCALE Dry

 

Sourced exclusively from a heritage block of East-West aligned rows, the fruit is hand-picked, sorted and then whole- cluster pressed to capture the purest juice. After a brief settling, the juice is racked to barrel and fermentation is allowed to occur naturally.

Following initial ageing of 9 months the wine is blended then returned to a mix of 228L oak barriques and 283L stainless steel barrels for an additional 5 months to give the wine a balanced expression capturing both fruit and textural elements from the extended élevage. Following a period of ageing in stainless steel tank the wine was bottled unfined & unfiltered in June 2021

13.0% pH: 3.34
Residual Sugar: 1.78g/L T.A. 6.65g/L
Bottling Date: June 14, 2021
Oak regime: 100% French Oak, 27% New Oak, 27% 2nd Fill with the balance in neutral.
Vine Age: 27yrs.
Time in barrel: 14 months
Unfined. Unfiltered.
Certified Organic