Cloudsley Cellars presents its first two 2017 Chardonnays and the 2015 TMB Pinot Noir…

Cloudsley Cellars is thrilled to finally announce the release of our first Chardonnay! We are offering our ‘Twenty Mile Bench’ 2017 Chardonnay as well as ‘Foxcroft Vineyard’ 2017 Chardonnay, one of two single vineyard bottlings from this vintage. The Wingfield Vineyard Chardonnay will be released later this year.

2017 turned out to be a great vintage at Cloudsley. After a wet summer, the clouds parted and we enjoyed fantastic weather throughout the fall. In the end, 2017 produced exceptional wines with excellent flavour and great balance.

After being hand picked and carefully sorted, our Chardonnay is pressed, racked and transferred to select French Burgundy barrels to ferment. As with our Pinot Noir, we do not inoculate but rather rely on the indigenous, or ‘wild’ yeast, for fermentation. The wines are left to age in barrel for approximately 18 months before bottling.

We are also offering the final few cases of our 2015 ‘Twenty Mile Bench’ Pinot Noir. Unfortunately, we are sold out of the Homestead and Glen Elgin Vineyard Pinots, but look for a release of the 2017 Pinots coming late this fall or winter.

Please click the links below to purchase or feel free to call or email me directly to place an order or with any questions. Also, our tasting room is now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday so please drop in for a visit!

Adam Lowy

2017 Chardonnay, Twenty Mile Bench

VQA Twenty Mile Bench
300 cases produced

The 2017 Twenty Mile Bench is a blend of the Wismer family’s Foxcroft and Wingfield vineyards. Barrel fermented and aged (25% new oak). Click here to buy.

2017 Chardonnay, Foxcroft Vineyard

VQA Twenty Mile Bench
100 cases produced
$50/ bottle

This single vineyard Chardonnay comes form the highly regarded Wismer Foxcroft vineyard. A great blend of pure, cool climate Chardonnay fruit flavours and striking minerality make this an elegant yet very serious expression of bench Chardonnay. (50% new oak.) Click here to buy.

2015 Pinot Noir, Twenty Mile Bench

VQA Twenty Mile Bench
$35/ bottle
Limited quantities

This beautiful Pinot Noir is a blend of grapes from the Homestead, Glen Elgin and Edgerock vineyards. The 2015 was a tremendous vintage for Pinot in Niagara and this wine is a great example of why this is. An intoxicating nose and complex palate finishing with great balance. We are down to the last cases of our inaugural vintage of TMB Pinot so don’t wait! Click here to buy.

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