Fermentation: Whole-Cluster, Native
Appellation: Twenty Mile Bench VQA
Region, Country: Ontario, Canada
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Francois Morissette
Only 6 bottles!
The 2017 vintage gave us wines of classic character and symmetric proportions. Cuvée Dix-Neuvième is a persuasive example for these qualities and a wine that even in its youth shines with poise and class. The bouquet is open, fleshy, but understated.The palate is rich in supple orchard fruit and has equal amounts of translucency, gentleness and arresting precision all leading to a compact and persistent finish.
2017 Cuvée Dix-Neuvième is 100% Chardonnay sourced from our 19th
street vineyard on Twenty Mile Bench. It was harvested on October 16th,
20th, 24th, and 25th, hand-sorted and whole-bunch pressed. Fermentation by
indigenous yeast proceeded steadily in a combination of old foudres and
demi-muids (84%) and concrete (16%) and completed by early spring
2018. The wine was left to age in its fermentation vessels, without
battonage for a total of 20 months.
2017 Chardonnay Cuvée Dix-Neuvième was bottled unfiltered and unfined on September 18th, 2019.