Silver Medal - All Canadian Wine Championships 2020
92 Points - Rick VanSickle
92 Points - Michael Godel
Our 2018 vintage proved to be an exceptional year for Chardonnay, as ripeness and flavor came with outstanding acidity. The Niagara Peninsula VQA designation is due to a small portion of the fruit being sourced from Niagara-on-the-Lake. Whole cluster pressing and careful yeast selection was followed by cool fermentation to boost the aromatics. Lees were retained with the wine during aging to build texture.
With aromas of crisp apple and ripe citrus fruit, the wine demonstrates the character of the oldest Chardonnay vineyard in Canada, exclusively for Two Sisters from Lenko Vineyards. On the palate, this Chardonnay is highlighted with the Escarpment’s famous limestone minerality that effortlessly frames the sensation of fruit sweetness. Extended lees contact including some stirring or batonage, provides a creamy, mouth-pleasing experience. Hints of ginger and cinnamon round out the expression.