The Westcott Vineyards “Home Farm” is a 40-acre property located at 3180 17th St. in Jordan in the VQA Vinemont Ridge appellation (Latitude 41 degrees N.) of the Niagara Region at an altitude of 170m with 3% south-easterly slope. The property has been continuously farmed since 1834 and was originally used for mixed farming typical of the early Niagara settlements.
Fruit for this Chardonnay was sourced from both Westcott Home Farm and Butlers’ Grant. Hand picked and whole bunch pressed. No sulphur added at time of crushing. Barrel fermented and aged (10 months). 100% wild yeast and partial malolactic fermentation.
The 2020 Estate Chardonnay presents notes of sweet golden apple, pear and toasty vanilla. Rich and creamy on the palate with well balanced acidity and a lengthy finish.