Silver Medal - Chardonnay du Monde
More crisp than creamy with a lively nose and palate - not what you might expect from a North American Chardonnay. A whiff of oak on the nose that reappears on the finish which has a lingering dryness. Fermented exclusively in new and one-year old Canadian oak barrels.
The wine shows vibrant aromas of honeydew, melon, coconut, ripe citrus and stone fruit, alongside vanilla, nutmeg and butter on the second nose. The fresh and crisp palate offers mouthwatering citrus fruit acidity, with hints of pineapple, butter, cream and bourbon flavours. Best Serving Temperatures 10 to 13° C
Two-thirds of the fruit was picked 9th October at the Home Farm vineyard and the remaining one-third was picked 11th October from the owner’s private vineyard. Barrel fermented with malolactic fermentation in new and seasoned Canadian oak barrels then left on lees for 11 months in oak with bâttonage as desired.
Food Pairing Notes
Complement the body of the wine by adding an element of richness – buttery or creamy flavours – to white fish, chicken turkey, pork, mushrooms, squash, tofu, pasta and rice dishes. The wine’s fresh acidity stands up to rich recipes.
Sommelier Suggestion: Baked Sea Bass topped with Almond-Butter on Mushroom Risotto.