At 540 cases produced this concrete aged Chardonnay can be considered a micro cuvée.
The wine is platinum coloured which may be indicative this is no big Chardonnay. On the nose somewhat of a classic Chardonnay bouquet with lots of apple, pear, guava, slate and just a bit of pineapple and ginger. A gentle Chardonnay on the palate and this palate appreciates an acidity that is well ensconced in the wine. Discrete apple pear and melon with a short but baked apple-tinged finish. A dainty yet vibrant wine with a perky personality. Positively early Goldie Hawn!
Best consumed by the end of 2024 although I do not think it will improve with ageing.
Would suit simply prepared lake fish, poultry and since it is summer here in Ontario a zucchini blossom pasta.
(leaning post Chardonnay 2020 The Fifty, VQA Niagara Peninsula, $22.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 578864, 12.5%, 750 mL, RKS Wine Rating 91/100).