Our S&G Chardonnay is a beautiful golden straw colour that offers a
classic enjoyable expression of Chardonnay with all elements - fruit,
spice, creaminess. With aromas of apple, buttermilk, and caramel.
On the palate we have flavours of honey crisp apple, vanilla custard,
and lemon. This wine is soft, juicy, saline/savoury, dry, and clean.
Sourced from our estate and other farms located in Niagara on the
Lake. Chardonnay vines that were harvested throughout Niagara on the
lake were made up of Chardonnay Clones 548, 76, 809, and 95. When
making Chardonnay we take various steps during processing such as
berry sorting, whole cluster pressing, partial crushing, and slow low
pressure press cycles. We also used different types of Oak formats
(large and small, old and new, 99% French, 1% American), for this blend,
aged for 15 months. We also experimented with stainless steel ferments,
barrel ferments, and partial malo lactic fermentations. While, 2021 had
its challenges throughout August - October with respect to humidity
and rain. We took extra care when sorting fruit, timing our picks, and
ensuring minimal lag time during the process, which allowed us to preserve
quality and present a wine that represents a wine of cool climate
autumn nights and warm days. A true, fresh white with decent weight.
Food Pairing Notes
The 2021 S&G Chardonnay is a very inviting white wild mushroom
pizza, sea bass, charred cabbage salad with smoked trout, pork
tenderloin,roasted chicken, scalloped potatoes. Pair wells with extra
old 5 year aged Cheddar.
Hold up to 5 years