Bachelder Chardonnay Wismer Vineyard 2010, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula
A brilliant wine from one of Niagara’s star winemakers, with fruit sourced from one of Niagara’s viticultural sweet spots, the Wismer vineyard. Complex and creamy, with stone fruit flavours, the acidity is crisp but balanced, with a generous, textured mouthfeel and a long, lingering finish. A true masterpiece. Score: 93 (Janet Dorozynski, WineAlign.com, Mar 2013)
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http://o.canada.com/2013/03/04/top-juice-flows-at-cuvee-25th-anniversary/ "from the Twenty Mile (Vineland) Bench is the most righteous, understated charred butterscotch remoulade sauce of dreams. Richly textured and built upon a sneaky, slow and stretched breath of wild yeasts. A creeper, gatherer and traveler of both knowledge and persistence. The journey with Thomas Bachelder as related by partner Mary Delaney, from out of Quebec, by way of Ponzi and Lemelson in Oregon and to Niagara is the stuff of dreams. Tasted twice same night and hypnotized both times." @Bachelder_wines
So complex and different. Fermented completely with the use of wild yeasts to make this a slow "nail-biting" process, says Thomas Bachelder. It’s awesome to see talented winemakers take risks! With the birth of Thomas Bachelder’s new label, his legendary abilities really shine through.
Watch the my interview with Thomas Bachelder at Cuvee 2013