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2022 RAW Chenin Blanc

2022 RAW Chenin Blanc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Niagara Lakeshore
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A.B.V. 14%
R.S.     < 3 g/L
T.A.     6.27 g/L
Source: Smith Vineyards – Niagara Lakeshore
Fermentation: Carbonic + Ambient
Estimated Peak: 2032-2035
Serve: 10-13°C
Unfiltered
Winemaker’s Notes: We hand-harvested on October 26th with a significant amount of botrytis-affected fruit. Initially, we underwent 7 days of carbonic fermentation in a 6000L concrete vessel before pressing the grapes into smaller concrete and terra cotta tanks to complete the fermentation process. Ambient fermentation concluded after 3 weeks. Subsequently, we transferred the wine to a 2000L concrete diamond on lees without stirring. Aging was completed in the 2000L concrete tank after 10 months, and we opted to bottle it unfiltered.  
Sommelier’s Notes: Botrytis is beautiful. This shows how noble rot makes Chenin more complex and intense. It is much cleaner than the earthy versions of highly botrytised fruit, but there are still tones of white truffle, ripe golden apple, bosc pear, and pez candy. The palate is dry, concentrated, fresh, but still holding significant weight. This wine will develop for many years to come. A serious Chenin for serious Chenin drinkers. Halibut, or monkfish, or something serious from the sea prepared by someone with experience. (Jan. 2024 - JL)
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Appellation
Niagara Lakeshore
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