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Named for Sue-Ann’s Great-Great-Grandfather, Elisha Staff, a man known for his unwavering commitment to farming, family and community. This French barrel-aged Chardonnay displays parallel commitment to its structure, fruit and body.
Complex and elegant with subtle oak intertwined throughout. Fruit sensations of rock melon and pear dance with almond, vanilla and cedar notes on both the nose and medium bodied palate. Subtle ripe apple, hazelnut, lemon zest and pastry sensations add complexity. A sense of minerality wafts in and out of the wine. Drink 2018-2021. Great with poultry, cream sauces, young cheeses and anything wrapped in puffed pastry.
Alcohol 12.5% Residual Sugar 3 g/L
pH 3.6 Total Acidity 6.0g/L
Production 120 cases
2016 was an above average warm and dry growing season peppered with perfectly times precipitation.
Light cropped Chardonnay was harvested early October with developed notes and good maturity.
Cool fermented in stainless steel with selected yeast.
Aged for 9 months in a 5000L French oak cask.
No fining. Minimal filtration required.
Very limited production
Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, score : 90/100
This Niagara white wine is made from Chardonnay grapes and is named for winemaker Sue-Ann Staff's great great grandfather Elisha Staff. This wine was aged in French oak barrels. Aromas of freshly baked bread with melting butter, golden apples and almond. Full-bodied and luscious. Pair with roasted chicken and turkey. (reviewed on July 4, 2018)
Jon Steeves – Sommelier, www.nataliemaclean.com, score: 90/100
Loved this rich, round creamy and buttery chard. Well balanced, full bodied, medium acidity. Blanched almond croissant, baked apple persistence. Pairs with roasted or bbq chicken. Tasted 2016 vintage in May 2018.
Out of province customers, please contact the winery directly by e-mail at info (at) sue-annstaff.com or by phone at 1-877-566-1719 to find out about shipping options to your province. We’ll be delighted to speak with you about your wine needs!
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