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Chardonnay - Quarry Road Estate, 2019
Shipped and sold by Tawse Winery
Planted in 1998 on mixed limestone and clay soils, the Quarry Road estate vineyard is farmed organically and biodynamically and produces balanced wines with unique minerality. Barrel fermented with indigenous yeast and aged in French Oak, this wine displays notes of nectarine, ripe peach, vanilla sugar and toasted nuts. The palate displays flavours of vanilla, white grapefruit, and crisp minerality. Hints of wet stone are detected on the long finish.
Food Pairing: With its mineral nature in tandem with the vanilla and fruit notes make this medium-bodied wine the perfect companion for seafood pasta with mussels, shrimp and scallops, roast chicken with herb butter or butternut squash risotto.
The 2019 vintage was a featured wine in June's Wine Club package, 2022.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: VQA Vinemount Ridge
Vineyard: Quarry Road Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 4 g/L
Cases Produced: 1,166
Appearance: Light gold in colour.
Nose: Toasty, apple bouquet with oak spice and vanilla notes.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, yellow apple flavour, with well-integrated oak and lively acidity. Good mouth-feel and long on the palate. A beautifully balanced wine.
Quality: Outstanding. Drink now and through 2023.
Critic Rating: 91 points - Tony Aspler
Food Pairing: Salmon in a lemon dill cream sauce, korma chicken balls in lettuce cups, cannelloni with pumpkin, spinach, and ricotta, sautéed vegetable quesadillas with sour cream, and shrimp dynamite sushi rolls.