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80x Dam Chardonnay 2021

80x Dam Chardonnay 2021

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2021 DAM CHARDONNAY
Willms Vineyard 1983 Vines

68 Cases Produced 
Harvest Date: October 1, 2021
pH: 3.47
TA: 4.9 g/l
Alc: 13.3%
RS:  2.5g/l

We are tremendously proud of this Chardonnay. Sadly, this will be the last one for us from the old 1983 vines on the Willms property. 2021 was a warm and dry summer – until the end of August. When the rain began … it didn’t stop – and that made harvest a challenge.

We hand harvested the fruit in this vineyard with close friends and family. To say it was a sticky and damp day is an understatement. We were joined by Erv and Esther Willms who helped us harvest fruit. Hand sorting in the vineyard before the fruit ended up on the crush pad.

Shirley Manson from the band Garbage sang “I’m Only Happy When It Rains” – it’s clear she never owned a vineyard.

After a very happy ferment this wine rested in used french barrels for nearly two years we present a classic example of Niagara Chardonnay. Notes of apple and pear are met with subtle spice notes. A beautiful mineral note on the finish adds another interesting layer to the wine.

Enjoy now or over the next decade. Best paired with good friends and a second glass.

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