Keint-he Winery and Vineyards Fox Croft Chardonnay 2012
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Keint-he Winery and Vineyards Fox Croft Chardonnay 2012 Wine Review
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This Keint-he Winery and Vineyards Fox Croft Chardonnay 2012 was reviewed February 26, 2014 by Natalie MacLean
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|WINEMAKING NOTE: Our first single vineyard Niagara Chardonnay is from the renowned Fox Croft Vineyard on the Twenty Mile Bench near Vineland. The fruit was hand harvested in early September, and then whole bunch pressed on arrival at the winery. Following two days of cold settling, the juice was then gravity flowed to barrels, where it underwent fermentation. Fermentation took between two and six months, with a combination of natural and cultured yeasts. Partial Malolactic fermentation was employed to retain natural acidity in the wine. Following fermentation the yeast were stirred from the bottom of the barrel periodically to impart more flavour and texture to the wine. In July of 2013, the best individual barrels were chosen to make the final blend, which was then bottled in September. |
TASTING NOTE: The 2012 Fox Croft Chardonnay is a liquid representation of the warm season, with ripe pineapple, white peach and green apple aromas and flavours. Oak derived sweet spices such as cinnamon nutmeg add another layer to this, and the vineyard soil influence also shows through with notes of chalkiness and salinity.
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