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Bachelder Wismer-Foxcroft Nord Chardonnaytext

Bachelder Wismer-Foxcroft Nord Chardonnay 2019

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. Nord comes off a plot in the large, lauded Wismer-Foxcroft vineyard, 5.4 km from the lake, and 30 year old chardonnay vines at 110m altitude on a steep, stony-silty and dolomitic limestone slope. After a native ferment, this rested in older French barrels for near 16 months, sans bâtonnage. Striking wine, leading with a streak of flinty reduction before driving through green apple, lemon peel and pith, broken stones, and ample salts, all underpinned by a savoury fine lees bed. So much to unpack here now, this wine has ample years ahead. Energy, power, charisma, structure - this wine has it all.Tasted: 17 June 2022Tasted by: Prices:
ON$47.95750mlwinery direct
Producer: Mary et Thomas Delaney-Bachelder et FillesDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 185729000422