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Bachelder Wismer-Wingfield Chardonnaytext

Bachelder Wismer-Wingfield Chardonnay 2021

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaOne of a series of terroir-specific chardonnays Thomas Bachelder released from 2021, Wismer-Wingfield Chardonnay is their latest ripening parcel, furthest from Lake Ontario at 6.8km, and with the highest elevation (169m). These vines were planted in 1999 in magnesium-oxide and dolomitic limestone clays / silts. Like all of his chardonnays, this was native fermented, and this rested 20 months in new, slightly used, and neutral Burgundian barrels. Tight white blossoms, lemon balm and verbena, and green apple roll out along the stony palate, kissed with baby powder on the lightly spice wooded finish. There's a lovely charm and quiet confidence here.Tasted: 16 December 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
ON$60.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Mary et Thomas Delaney-Bachelder et FillesDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 185729000415