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Le Clos Jordanne Les Grand Clos Chardonnaytext

Le Clos Jordanne Les Grand Clos Chardonnay 2017

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaThomas Bachelder's prowess with pinot noir and chardonnay cannot be denied, and his return to Le Clos Jordanne, where he was founding winemaker from 2003-2010, is a wonderful turn indeed. This first chardy release since his return comes from western part of the Le Clos Jordanne Estate Vineyard, Le Grand Clos, was whole bunch pressed and native fermented, finishing off the ferment and full MLF in 228L French barrels, 20% new. After 16 months of aging, the wines were racked into tank to marry for a month prior to bottling. Firm, but generous on the palate, with that structural brace filled out with plump white fruit, white florals, licks of reduction, perfumed cream, and a riveting green apple acidity that lifts the weighted whole. The finish lingers with toasty spice, upfront in youth but will integrate further with cellaring. This is certainly cellar-worthy, though drinking beautifully now with some time in glass or decanter.Tasted: 10 January 2020Tasted by: Prices: QC 45.50 SAQ NF 75.00 Producer: Le Clos JordanneDistributors: Arterra Wines Canada
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 987461UPC: 871601003222