Flat Rock Cellars Flat Rock Cellars Reserve Chardonnay 2007 Wine Review

Flat Rock Cellars Flat Rock Cellars Reserve Chardonnay 2007
VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada
Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 1
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Product #: 881860300130

Price: $35.00
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2009-2014
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Flat Rock Cellars
Agent: Flat Rock Cellars
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August 3, June 18, March 5 and February 26.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Very complex, rich and subtle. Creamy texture with gorgeous aromas of green apple, white peach, almond and toast. A long, satisfying finish. Great effort from a consistently great producer!

This was reviewed December 1, 2009 by

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The 2007 Reserve Chardonnay is a blend of two clones, 76 and 95, grown in the vineyard surrounding our winery. The grapes were hand picked in late September and early October 2007. Each vineyard block and individual clone was processed separately. Hand sorting of all grapes ensured only the best bunches made it into the wine. The sorted grapes were gently whole bunch pressed and the juice was left to settle for two days in tank. The clear juice was then transferred by gravity flow to French oak barrels, 30% of which were new.

Fermentation took place in barrel with a mix of wild fermentation and cultured yeasts being used. All barrels underwent a full Malolactic fermentation. The barrels were stirred weekly for 6 months to develop a creamy flavour and texture from the yeast lees.

The Reserve Chardonnay will only be made in exceptional vintages, as was the case in 2007. This wine represents the very best that this vintage has to offer. In mid July, the finest Chardonnay barrels were hand selected, blended together and placed into older French oak barrels where they further developed and matured over next 10 months.

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