The Long Way Home 2022 is a classic expression of Chardonnay grown in the cool-climate of the Beamsville Bench.
Made from a single vineyard with minimal intervention, this is a blend of cool, skin fermented and whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented fruit, aged for 10 months in French oak.
The wine shows fresh aromatics, balanced natural acidity and a fine, creamy texture.
Appellation: VQA Beamsville Bench
Vineyard: Felseck Vineyard, organically grown and certified
Picking Date: September 30th, 2022
Residual Sugar: 2.5g/L
Production: 130 cases
Fermentation: 60% whole bunch pressed, and barrel fermented; 40% skin fermented at low temperatures and barrel aged
Oak: 10 months in French Oak, 20% new
Bottling Date: August 30th, 2023
Appearance: Green tinged straw coloured
Nose: Floral, Citrus: clementine and lemon. Stone Fruit: pear and yellow apple.
Palate: Ripe Pear, fresh acidity, lemon zest, flinty, medium bodied, light toast.
Finish: Balanced, structured, layered, creamy texture, lingering, spicy finish.
Cellaring: 5-7 years
Serving Temperature: 12°C
Food Pairing: Fire roasted late season vegetables, grilled trout, creamy seafood curry, chanterelles, pear tart.
Cheese Pairing: Aged cheddar, Brie, Gouda, Manchego, washed rind Niagara Gold