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Le Clos Jordanne Jordan Village Chardonnaytext
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Le Clos Jordanne Jordan Village Chardonnay 2019

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaIn addition to making Le Grand Clos for the third vintage in a row, in 2019, Thomas Bachelder produced the Jordan Village for the first time. This chardonnay comes from select parcels in the sustainably farmed Le Clos Estate vineyard, the Claystone Estate vineyard (in Twenty-Mile Bench), and the Talon Ridge Estate vineyard in Vinemount Ridge. It is whole-cluster-pressed, and native fermented moved to 228L French wood to finish fermentation. It remained in French barrels for 16-18 months (20% new) before bottling. As expected, this is a rich and polished chardonnay, with big white blossoms, lemon curd, gentle toast spices, butter, and honeycomb on an expansive, creamy palate. Thankfully, the limestone backbone rights this wine, holding it taut with freshness and extending long through the palate. Very much in youth, this sophisticated chardy will reward with cellaring.Tasted: 19 July 2021Tasted by: Prices: ON 45.75 LCBO Producer: Le Clos JordanneDistributors: Arterra Wines Canada
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 063657043103