Matt Kramer of Wine Spectator Magazine calls Ontario Chardonnays “The epitome of cool climate (wines), which puts them right on the cutting edge.” We think you'll agree this selection of three Chardonnays are some of the best. Each follows our low-intervention winemaking philosophy under the stewardship of winemaker Mackenzie Brisbois, that is, premium hand-picked fruit, wild fermentation, full natural malo and no filtration. Each speaks to the vintage and site like only Chardonnay can. This makes a wonderful gift for any wine enthusiast!
This 2015 Unfiltered Chardonnay (Special Thoughtfull Exclusive Re-Release) is the winner of the Gold 2018 National Wine Awards. This was the first wine we took to The International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration and its a "Showstopper"! Boasting a nose of flakey and buttery pie crust topped with field fresh apricots and a dusting of vanilla and nutmeg. This is a full bodied and seductive Chardonnay. A combination of new and older French oak yield a rich and layered palate with just enough acidity to keep it lively.
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Each wine is Wild Ferment and Unfiltered
Trail Estate Winery is known for singular focus on site, varietal and winemaking acumen. Our process is ardently low-intervention and minimalist. We want wines to reflect where they come from and the year they are grown. As such, we leave much to Mother Nature, but (frosts and droughts aside) we wouldn't want it any other way.
Our winemaker, Mackenzie Brisbois was named one of the "Top 5 Winemakers to Watch" by Toronto Life for her intuitive, immersive approach to winemaking. A native of Prince Edward County but she is a veteran of multiple harvests in New Zealand, South Africa and British Columbia.
She employs wild-ferments whenever possible for their ability to build palate texture - whether it be a complex, soulful Unfiltered Chardonnay or knife-edge Skin- or Barrel-Fermented Riesling. We like to explore new (or newly rediscovered) paths in wine including skin-fermented whites, orange wine and Pét Nat natural sparkling. We do not filter and leave the wine whole and its most complex. Each wine tells the story of the site and vintage with unabashed honesty.
Since our opening in 2014, we have seen the wine world change for the better: wine lists - and tastes have become more dynamic — driven by conviction and courage. We enjoy our part in that. We invite you to be part of our journey! Cheers!