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Chardonnay - Quarry Road Estate, 2019

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2019 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13% ALC/VOL
Critic's Rating 92 pts

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.

Critic's Rating

"Baked apple spice mingles with aromas of vanillin and caramel along with poached pear. It captures the palate with a dazzling river of tang-infused lemon citrus, yellow peach and vanilla bean decorated with white grapefruit pith and mineral tones. This is medium bodied with excellent mouthfeel, good balance and a lengthy finish and aftertaste. Pour with mussels steamed in a cup of white wine with cream and leeks or pan-seared scallops."
- Vic Harradine www.winecurrent.com
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    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.

    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2022, Gold Medal