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Malivoire Chardonnay VQA

I visited Malivoire last June with a group of friends, on the recommendation that Malivoire was not to be believed. No big buildings, just a gravel driveway and a simple rounded metal building built into the side of the ravine. Dedicated to the harmony of the vineyards with the ecosystem of the Niagara Escarpment, Malivoire strives to minimize the impact of their activities and retain as much of the natural area around the vineyards in this protected area as possible.


With their unique gravity fed production facility, the wines can be made entirely without pumping. This gentle processing allows for precise oxygen management and minimum filtering during all wine making procedures, thus enhancing their ability to produce nothing but first class wines. The Chardonnay is just not to be believed. You have to try it.

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A full-bodied Chardonnay that has received batonnage or lees stirring, for added complexity, as well as barrel fermentation.

VINTAGES tasting note: Full yellow colour. Generous aromas of apples, butter, pear, smoke and a touch of pineapple. Dry, medium-bodied, ripe fruit with a balancing crispness. Medium long finish. 573147    (D)   750 mL    $22.00    

 

     

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