Chardonnay – Grimbsy Hillside Vineyard

Chardonnay – Grimbsy Hillside Vineyard


Vintage 2020


Grimsby Hillside Vineyard (100%)
Brix at Harvest: 20.8
Alcohol: 13.5%
Acidity: 6.6 g/L
pH: 3.43

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Winemaking Notes

The Grimsby Hillside Vineyard is located only 800 metres from Leaning Post, its terroir is nonetheless very different from our own.  This vineyard, more specifically Block, The Frontier Block, slopes off the escarpment which is perfectly suited to Chardonnay and combined with mature (19-year-old) vines creates wines of elegance, power, and age worthiness.

A warm spring and even warmer summer with cool nights allowed these grapes to develop complex aromatics and structure without losing acidity or freshness.  The fruit hung until September 24 where the block, planted with two different Chardonnay clones: clone 76 and clone 96, was hand picked.  The clones were kept separate throughout pressing and oak aging.  The fruit was whole cluster pressed and allowed to settle for a couple of days before being put into barrel for spontaneous fermentation.  Once fermentations were completed, the wine remained in French oak barriques on lees for 15 months.  This wine was skillfully blended with the perfect percentage of each clone to truly showcase this vintage, (78% clone 76 and 22% clone 96).  We bottled this wine in June of 2022.


Tasting Notes

An amazing growing season has given us a stunning debut for this vineyard! Exceptionally tightly wound, the bright lemon curd is balanced perfectly with wet-stone, gunflint and wisps of wintergreen in the background. With more air some green apple, pineapple, crème-fraiche and roasted almond do start to appear, but the fantastic notion of a cold mountain stream trickling over limestones never fades.  The palate is perfectly balanced showing good weight and structure which is almost immediately washed away with laser-like acidity.  The finish is exceptionally complex and long, fading very slowly. Truly unique!

Total Production:  56 cases


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For Toronto deliveries we primarily use Fil Delivery. They have been tremendous and we have had glowing reviews from customers. They update you on the expected delivery time throughout the day to ensure satisfaction. Deliveries leave the winery Mondays and Thursdays for delivery Tuesdays and Fridays.

For deliveries to Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, winery staff often deliver same day or next. We aim to please as often as possible!

ICS is also used for Major Centers other than Toronto and local. Their delivery times are typically next day from pick up at the winery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Out of province and small-town Ontario deliveries are packaged appropriately with slow-release heat packs in winter reduce breakage and freezing through CanPar. We review shipping daily to identify issues before they arise. We do our best to help communicate any issues in advance to get the wine to you as quickly as possible.

We offer free shipping to anywhere in Ontario with purchase of 6 bottles or more. Purchases of less than 6 bottles can be accommodated for $10 flat rate. Please call the winery to arrange.

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