Black Bank Hill 2021 Runway White, Lincoln Lakeshore VQA
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An appealing, aromatic white blend composed 100% of grapes grown in the Black Bank Hill vineyard, hand-picked and estate bottled. The wine is composed of 46% Viognier, 26% Gewürztraminer, 17% Chardonnay, and 11% Chenin Blanc.
Lemon curd, nectarine, honeysuckle, orange liqueur, hay, caraway seed. A subtle oak component adds roundness, depth and the warming influence of baking spices on the palate. A pleasing creaminess on the mid-palate from partial malolactic fermentation, with the Chenin contributing freshness, citrus and acidity to the finish.
The four wines were fermented and aged separately, the Viognier and Chardonnay in neutral French oak barrels with 18-months élevage on lees. The wine was blended in the spring of 2023 with 2.2 g/L residual sugar and 13.0% abv. Bottled and lightly filtered 3 May 2023. 198 cases made.