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Cave Spring Chardonnaytext
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16½/20

Cave Spring Chardonnay 2018

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaFrom their estate Cave Spring Vineyard on the Niagara Escarpment's Beamsville Bench, and its mix of stony clay till laced with limestone, dolostone, sandstone, and shale. This was 60% fermented in neutral 225L and 500L French oak barrels, 15% in new 225L French oak barrels, and 25% in tank, with partial native yeast and undergoing partial MLF. All lots aged 12 months on the lees. Creamy and fragrant with lemon blossoms, orange blossom, verbena, yellow apple on a round, medium bodied palate, seasoned with mandarine peel and lingering with stony salts. Friendly and primed for drinking now.Tasted: 01 June 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 19.95 winery direct Producer: Cave SpringGrape: Chardonnay