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Chardonnay Speck Family Reserve, 2022

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2022 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13.5% ALC/VOL

Hand-picked fruit from our oldest vineyard, where yields were limited to under 2 tonnes per acre, these Chardonnay grapes were whole-cluster pressed and barrel-fermented in French oak. This is a full-bodied wine with intense concentration, yet it displays remarkable finesse and elegance.

Winemaker's Notes

• Yields were about 2 tonnes per acre (35 hL/ha);

• Fermented entirely in French oak, 40% in new Allier barrels and 60% in 1-year barrels.

Food Matches

Sweet pea soup with fresh cream, smoked fish and lobster.

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The 2020 vintage was a featured wine in December's Wine Club package, 2021.


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: VQA Short Hills Bench
Vineyard: Estate Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 1.3 g/L
Cases Produced: 204


Appearance: Light straw in colour.
Nose: Toasty, apple nose with oak spice.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, elegant. Apple flavour with a lemony finish. Well-integrated oak.
Quality: Outstanding. 91 points. Drink now or through 2022.


Food Pairing: Smoked salmon salad with honey mustard dressing, grilled calamari with green mango, breaded veal with chorizo and sweet potato, chicken Dijon, and lentil pot pie.