2007 Felseck Chardonnay
Lively golden pale straw colour. The very concentrated nose shows aromas of ripe peach, caramelized apple, vanilla and clove spice. The powerful and rich palate is showing beautiful concentration of citrus and peach flavours with a well-integrated smokiness. The 2007 Felseck Chardonnay has great intensity and length and is best enjoyed with rich foods.
We exposed all bunches to sunlight at fruit set with leaf removal on both sides of the canopy to maximize fruit ripening. Green harvest was performed at the first sign of véraison and we left only the best bunches that were well exposed to sunlight to promote fruit ripening, concentration of flavors and the expression of the Beamsville Bench terroir. The grapes were handpicked, sorted and gently whole bunch pressed. The juice was cold settled for 48 to 72 hours and then racked off, warmed and then transferred to the barrels for fermentation. The wine was fermented with native yeasts, with ferments being allowed to reach 24-26 degrees Celsius. Lees were stirred weekly during ageing. The wine was blended in December 2008 and stored in stainless steel until bottling. The wine was not filtered before bottling.
Release Date: Septeber 18, 2010