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2020 Bachelder “Bai Xu – Vignes de 1981” Chardonnay

2020 Bachelder “Bai Xu – Vignes de 1981” Chardonnay

Regular price $49.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $49.00 CAD
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  • ON Niagara VQA Four Mile Creek
  • 100% Chardonnay

This is a seductive blend of richness, texture, tropical fruits and minerality showing the broad spectrum of the hot and long 2020 vintage. After undergoing a 100% natural fermentation, this gracious wine, from 42 year old vines, spent 20 months in slightly used and neutral French oak barrels. The nose offers discrete and distinctive aromas of ripe lemon, golden pear, ripe peach and a hint of jasmine flowers. On the palate, the wine is big but balanced, where the bright acidity keeps the tropical flavours from being invasive and heavy. A front palate filled with lemon curd, white peach, pineapple and yellow apple leads us to the mid-palate: soft, layered and incredibly deep with white flowers like chamomile, a good dose of salinity and even a hint of fresh herbs. The finish is long and complex reminding me of great bottles from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California. 30 minutes of decanting is suggested prior serving. (CWC, 9/2/23). 119 cases made.

Winery: Bachelder Wines

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