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Hidden Bench Tête de Cuvée Chardonnaytext

Hidden Bench Tête de Cuvée Chardonnay 2015

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaFrom the cellar. From Hidden Bench's top organic estate old vine chardonnay off Locust Lane and Rosomel Vineyards (dating back to 1976), Tête de Cuvée is just as it sounds: the top barrels. This was native fermented in French oak (4% new), with full MLF and bi-weekly bâtonnage during fermentation. It remained there for 14 months prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered. Ripe and concentrated, thanks in part to the warm 2015 vintage, with white peach, perfumed yellow apple, vanilla biscuit, lemon cream across a still buzzy limestone base. If you've this vintage in your cellar, I reckon now's the time to drink it, ideally with a summer risotto.Tasted: 20 July 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
ON$48.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Hidden Bench Vineyards & WineryGrape: Chardonnay