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  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2019, Gold Medal

Chardonnay - Unfiltered, 2017

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2017 Prince Edward County 750 mL, 12.1% ALC/VOL

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Critic's Rating93 pts


Perfectly ripe fruit was harvested from our estate early October, by hand. Wild-fermented and put to barrel half-way through the ferment. All-French barrels were used with a final ratio of 22% New, 22% 2nd-fill and 56% neutral oak in both 225L and 500L sizes. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with only minimal sulphurs at bottling.

A bouquet of bright pithy lemon with the slightest touch of oak. A subtle, delicate palate with crisp mineral-driven acidity and a long, lingering finish. Classic, beautiful and pure County Chardonnay.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

93 pts

The second of the estate wines, this is fermented in French oak (20% new) and has just 30 ppm SO2. Linear and fine with lovely lemony detail to the palate which also has mandarin and white peach notes. Very fine and expressive.

- Jamie Goode


  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2019, Gold Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2019, Gold Medal


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Tasting Notes

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


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: VQA Prince Edward County
Vineyard: Trail Estate vineyard
Cases Produced: 225


Appearance: Pale lemon in colour.
Nose: Smoky, minerally, citrus nose with toasty oak notes.
Palate: Very Burgundian in style; medium-bodied, dry, lightly reductive, lemon and green apple flavours; beautifully balanced with a lovely mouth-feel with green pineapple and green peach flavours.
Quality: Outstanding. 92 points. Drink now or hold 2 – 3 years.


Food Pairing: Steamed halibut with watercress and orange sauce, creamy lobster linguine, turkey and roasted red pepper aioli panini, lemon chicken with grilled bok choy, and Ahi poké with black rice and heirloom tomatoes.

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