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Bachelder Les Villages Chardonnay 2017

Canada, Ontario
92 TA
90 TS
Bachelder Les Villages Chardonnay 2017

The Les Villages is a steal that reaches similar heights Bachelder is known for!

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Bachelder Wines
Vintage 2017
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
¥5,500

The Les Villages is a steal that reaches similar heights Bachelder is known for!

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Bachelder Wines
Vintage 2017
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14%
Product Code A017W00517
UPC 185729000491
Inventory Very Low Stock (2)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Our Chardonnay 'les Villages' is a floral and savoury mineral-scented, complex-fruited and rich-textured wine that is out of the ordinary. A reserve blend of older Chardonnay vines from the limestone-laced vineyards of Niagara. This three-vineyard blend of Bachelder’s main sources of grapes is a lovely Chardonnay representing the Niagara region and the Bachelder style.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2025

Press
92Tony Aspler
Yellow straw colour; minerally, lightly toasty apple nose; medium-bodied, dry, fresh and lively on the palate with apple and tangerine flavours. Beautifully balanced with well-integrated oak. Lovely mouth-feel.
90Toronto Star
Teems with homemade apple crumble on the nose and palate. Then that flavour—all glossy, cool and dry—shifted to reveal bitter notes of lemon oil, bitter orange zest, and nutty nougat. A classic and stylish white. 
Production

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Viticulture

A reserve blend of older Chardonnay vines from the limestone-laced vineyards of Niagara.

Producer

Producer Description

In just over a decade, Thomas Bachelder has made a name for himself as a producer of world class, terroir-based, organic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Burgundy, Oregon and Niagara. With their two young daughters in tow, Thomas and his wife Mary Delaney have unwittingly become wine gypsies, following their passion to produce terroirrevealing wines from these two most noble Burgundian grapes.

Made with intention

They make wines from local terroirs using ‘wild’ (indigenous) yeasts, using organic vineyards wherever possible. Everything goes to barrel for long ageing. The intent is to make pure, suavely-textured wines that sing lightly and clearly of their vineyard origins with as little makeup as possible – wines that are finely-perfumed and tightly-wound, offering the classic refined fruit and textured minerality of the delicate silt, clay and dolomitic limestone-laced ancient lakebed terroirs of Niagara.

A little note from Thomas and Mary

We’re inspired by the love of our spiritual home – Burgundy – where the grapes we love originally evolved, where even the tiniest of vineyards are put separately into a bottle. Our aim is to help discover, quantify and name the Terroirs of Niagara, one-by-one, from west (just outside Hamilton) to east (just outside the “Old Town” of Niagara-on-the-Lake) – and to deliver their energy and their purity of spirit to your glass! Pull the cork and dream of the vineyard from which it comes!

Santé! Cheers!
Thomas & Mary Delaney-Bachelder
 

“…Bachelder is evidently on a monk’s errand to map out the escarpment with Burgundian-like precision.” - John Szabo, MS

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