Estate Chardonnay

Estate Chardonnay

Hidden Bench
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Benchmark cool climate Chardonnay from Hidden Bench, using top quality hand-selected estate fruit and a hint of oak.  

Varietal(s): 100% Chardonnay

Country: Canada

Region: Niagara

Appellation: Beamsville Bench

Nose: Bright lemon zest, fresh apricot, hint of toast

Palate: Medium bodied, strikes a fine balance between orchard fruit, steely acid and creamy richness. Notes of Bartlett pear and clementine, citrus zest, vanilla bean, toast, spice

Winemaking Notes: Select grapes from low-yield estate vineyards. Fermented with indigenous yeast, aged in French Oak (15% new) for 9 months

Producer Notes: Hidden Bench are a small, organic winery that makes high quality, low intervention wine using only their own grapes, all grown on the Beamsville Bench

Area Notes: The mineral rich soils and complex landscape of the Beamsville Bench provide ideal conditions for growing grapes. Sloping vineyards backed by the escarpment, moderating breezes and excellent drainage all contribute to the natural character of the wines from this appellation

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