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This Chardonnay is highly structured, and the older vines might have something to do with it. Plenty of quince and pear on the palate, with a slight orange character. A touch of residual sweetness on the palate makes the fruit come forward. Salad nicoise would be a great pairing for this wine.
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/L
Awards & Ratings
- Tony Aspler
The 2016 vintage was a featured wine in our February Wine Club package, 2021.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
Cases Produced: 400
Appearance: Golden straw in colour.
Nose: Toasty, spicy nose of Bosc pear with a floral top note.
Palate: Medium-bodied, richly extracted pear and apple flavours with tangy acidity. A note of tangerine and grilled nuts. Velvety mouth-feel.
Quality: Outstanding. 90 points. Drink now or through 2021.
Food Pairing: Fried blue cheese-stuffed olives, turkey pot pie, crème brûlée with berries, tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons, and linguine with pear and gorgonzola cheese.