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Bachelder Wismer Wingfield Ouest Chardonnaytext

Bachelder Wismer Wingfield Ouest Chardonnay 2018

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaThomas Bachelder is one of Canada's leading chardonnay and pinot noir specialists, honed through time in Bourgogne and Oregon, as well as years in the vineyards of his Niagara home base. Ouest is a powerful, structural white, sourced from a site under 7km from Lake Ontario, at 160m, and from 30 year old vines on sloping, dolomitic limestone soils. After a native ferment, this rested in French oak (none new) for around 16 months, sans b√Ętonnage. There is ample gravitas in this chardonnay, with broken stones, lemon, honeysuckle, wild herbs laced with humming minerality through a silky, lingering finish. Intense, with a lightness of being at 13%, this is drinking beautiful now, but will certainly grow in your cellar over the next years.Tasted: 14 July 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 47.95 winery online/direct Producer: Mary et Thomas Delaney-Bachelder et FillesGrape: ChardonnayUPC: 185729000415