The Tragically Hip White “Ahead By A Century” 2015
The Tragically Hip are proud to release their 2nd vintage of the limited edition “Ahead by a Century Chardonnay
Ahead by a Century Chardonnay was originally created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of The Tragically Hip’s 5th album – Trouble at the Henhouse which debuted at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart 20 years ago, stayed #1 for 4 straight weeks and has been certified 6 times platinum.
A delightful balance between fruit and oak. The nose is ripe with aromas of Macintosh apple, pear and lemon and orange zest with oaky notes of vanilla and allspice. The palate is medium bodied with a silky, buttery texture, balanced by crisp lemon acidity. Flavours include butterscotch, melon, peach and apples. The finish is awash in vanilla and clove notes with lingering minerality. Drinking well now, this wine can be aged a further 2 – 4 years for added complexity.
100% Chardonnay partially hand harvested from select vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula on October 12th at an average of 21.2˚ Brix. Grapes were crushed and fermented at cool temperatures in a combination of 95% barrel, and 5% stainless steel tank. The barrel component of the wine was aged in new French oak barrels for 10 and a half months on the lees. During this time, full malolactic fermentation was allowed to occur.
- Vintage: 2015
- Blend: 95% Chardonnay, 5% Chardonnay Musqué
- Harvest date: Oct 12
- Vineyards: Harvested from select vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula
- Brix: 21.2˚
- Harvested by: hand and mechanical harvester
- Residual Sugar: 4.8 g/L
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Fermented in: 95% French Oak Barrel, 5% Stainless Steel Tank
- Malolactic: 95% Malolactic Fermentation
- Aged: 10.5 months in 95% New French Oak Barrels on the lees
- Bottled: October 2015
- Total Case Production: 665 cases
||7.5 x 7.5 x 29.5 cm
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