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2019 The Rusty Shed Chardonnay

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$33.15 per Bottle
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$397.80 per Case
 
Our Benchmark Chardonnay, The Rusty Shed, is crafted by meticulously tasting barrel samples after they've had nearly a year to develop and soften. Our owner, Ed Madronich, and the winemaking team utilize their honed palates to select the most characterful and age-worthy oak barrels of Chardonnay every vintage. These selections are then blended together creating the infamous favourite, "Rusty".

Tasting Notes

The newest incarnation of The Rusty Shed Chardonnay is the product of a humid, but moderate growing season followed by a warm and dry fall bringing optimal harvest conditions. This wine first shows citrus fruit coupled with chalky minerality, all vibrating around a backbone of acidity. The palate then opens up and highlights sweet spices and a creamy texture resulting from 10 months of development in French Oak barrels. Delicious now, but will age gracefully for a decade or more. 

Wine Profile

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Vintage 2019
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Varietal Composition 100% Chardonnay
Appellation Twenty Mile Bench
Harvest Date September 2019
Acid 5.9g/L
Ageability 10+ years
Fermentation French Oak Barriques, 25% new
Bottling Date August 2020
Residual Sugar 3g/L
Alcohol % 13%
Size 750 ml

 

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