6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $47.95 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Niagara, Ontario, canada
Some ‘get’ “Da Wiz” right away, some find they prefer it with a little age. Always noble, closed-in, restrained when young, the Wismer-Wingfield Chardonnay is our latest ripening parcel. It’s the furthest from Lake Ontario (6.8 km!), at the highest elevation (169 metres at the very top), and has a sharp slope through the shorter rows. This makes for long hang-time and an intense, rich noble set of flavours, overlaid by a tight, long, tactile and flavourful, generous weight and noble, slatey minerality. One wants to call the “Hill of Wingfield”’ a ‘Grand Cru,’ but with no classification system yet in place in Niagara, one is not allowed. Majestic! (Ultimately, with time in your glass or in your cellar, like the great horse ‘Secretariat,’ this wine slowly pulls away from the pack and widens the gap with the passing of the years).