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LCBO Find: Fielding Estate Winery Unoaked Chardonnay

We write about Ontario quite a bit on this site, so I am very excited to bring a 'wine find' that is a product of the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario: the Fielding Estate Winery Unoaked Chardonnay.

Fielding Estate Winery Lodge
Image courtesy of Fielding Estate Winery

A note about Chardonnay in Niagara

In Niagara, Ontario, Chardonnay vines thrive amidst a unique combination of climate and soil. The cool climate, influenced by the Great Lakes, imparts a refreshing acidity to the grapes, while warm summers ensure optimal ripening.

Mineral-rich soils, varying from limestone to clay, contribute distinctive characteristics to the Chardonnay grown in Niagara. Soil and vineyard practices, combined with the diligent winemakers of the region, embrace tradition and innovation, resulting in Chardonnays that beautifully express the terroir.

About Fielding Estate Winery

Fielding Estate Winery is a testament to the artistry of winemaking in Ontario. Embracing a family-centric ethos, the Fielding family has transformed their picturesque estate into a haven for wine enthusiasts. The winery boasts meticulously tended vineyards, where the vines bask in the moderating influence of Lake Ontario, fostering optimal grape development.

Fielding Estate Winery crafts wines that mirror the distinct terroir of the region. Visitors to the winery are welcomed with warm hospitality and sweeping views of the vine-covered landscape, creating an immersive experience that extends beyond the glass. With a commitment to sustainable practices and a passion for excellence, Fielding Estate Winery has become a cherished destination for those seeking exceptional Ontario wines in a breathtaking setting.

Fielding Estate Winery Unoaked Chardonnay

About Fielding Estate Winery Unoaked Chardonnay

The Fielding Estate Winery Unoaked Chardonnay is a fun, easy-drinking wine with layers. Truthfully, it is the layers that get you. At a highly affordable price point in the LCBO vintages section, this 'wine find' is a must-try.

An intriguing lemon/lime medley is present on the nose, along with pear, peach, apple, melon, and a flint-like minerality.

On the palate, the citrus persists; green apple skin, pear, nectarine, cantaloupe, and a nutty edge are present. On the finish, ripe citrus perseveres, rounding out the lively acidity profile on the palate.

The Fielding Estate Winery Unoaked Chardonnay is available in the vintages section of the LCBO for $16.95


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