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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 also 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 (both in Twenty-Mile Bench), and the Talon Ridge Estate vineyard in Vinemount Ridge. This was 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) prior to bottling. As expected, this is a rich and polished chardonnay, with ample white blossoms, lemon curd, gentle toast spicing, butter, and honeycomb on an expansive, creamy palate. Thankfully, the limestone backbone rights this wine, holding it taut with freshness and extending long though the palate. Very much in youth, this sophisticated chardy will reward with cellaring.Tasted: 19 July 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 45.75 LCBO Producer: Le Clos JordanneDistributors: Arterra Wines Canada
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 063657043103