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2016 Terroir Chardonnay American Oak

2016 Terroir Chardonnay American Oak
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A classic Chardonnay that has not yet reached its peak. Just starting to open up and we expect it will be late 2019 before the aromas and flavours will really shine.  

Wine Specs
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The vibrant acidity balances very well with its aromas and flavours of orange blossom, orange peel, green apple, vanilla, cloves, spice, caramel, and butterscotch producing a flavourful finish on the palate.
89 Score "This is one of three wines made from the same lot of Chardonnay grapes that were then split into three parcels and vinified in three different types of oak, this one being 100% American oak. At 14.8% ABV, this is a heavy-hitter in terms of weight and depth of flavour with guava, pineapple and and melon. American oak imparts notes of coconut, vanilla spice, butterscotch, caramel, and smoke. Viscous and rich. Pair with rich chicken dishes and cream sauces." Natalie Maclean (Canada's most widely quoted wine writer)
Silver Medal 2019 Selections Mondiale Du Vin; Commended 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards
Winemaker Notes
Produced from fruit harvested October 12, 2016 at 24 Bx from the Strewn Home Farm vineyard. Following pressing, the juice was racked to 100% American oak barrels for fermentation and subsequent maturation with occasional battonage over 10 months. Following blending the wine was sterile filtered before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
The earthy note is a great complement to dishes with cooked mushrooms such as Grilled Portobello Risotto, Baked Snapper with a Mushroom Duxelle or Wild Mushroom Crepes
Product Reviews
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Edward Rasiulis
(Mar 22, 2019 at 6:18 PM)
Full body, oak driven, complex and not for the faint at heart, but oh so good. For full review please visit:

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