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Mottiar Chardonnay, 2016

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2016 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12% ALC/VOL

Availability: Sold out


Critic's Rating89 pts


The nose offers a fruity collage of pear, lemon and green apple and a slice of coconut cream pie.  Energetically-textured flavours resemble pear, apple and lemon custard with citrusy and flinty accents.

Companion Foods: Serve near 10° C with grilled fish, shrimp, chicken or pork, or pasta in cream sauce.

Hand-picked at the Mottiar Vineyard on September 14th as grape sugars averaged 20.8° Brix.

Primary fermentation used wild yeast in older French oak puncheons, followed by partial malolactic conversion.  The wine remained in barrel for 9 months to age on fine lees.  Bottled in August 2017.  Enjoy now through 2025.

At the time of bottling  alcohol measured 12%, residual sugar 1.4 grams per litre, titratable acidity 5.5 grams per litre and pH 3.4.

Only 59 cases available.

Vegan friendly.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

89 pts

- Tony Aspler


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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in December's Wine Club package, 2019.


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: VQA Beamsville Bench
Vineyard: Mottiar Vineyard
Cases Produced: 59


Appearance: Pale straw in colour.
Nose: Minerally, citrus nose with a forest floor note and a suggestion of well-integrated, spicy oak.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, apple and lemon flavours; lovely mouth-feel with a generous tangerine finish.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points. Drink now or over the next couple of years. The grapes for this wine come from Malivoire winemaker Shiraz Mottiar’s own vineyard.


Food Pairing: Crab cakes with spicy remoulade, pan-fried trout with a tomato basil saute, creamy vegetable soup, grilled chicken with avocado-cherry salsa, and vegetable terrine.

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