Tawse Winery Inc. Estate Chardonnay 2009 Wine Review

Tawse Winery Inc. Estate Chardonnay 2009
VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Community Score: 4.6/5
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Product #: 670459000847

Price: $34.95
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2011-2015
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Tawse Winery Inc.
Agent: Tawse Winery Inc.
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August 3, June 18, March 5 and February 26.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

This is the winery's first time making this particular chardonnay. The fruit was sourced from the estate's Quarry Road, Robyn's Bench, David's Block and Hillside vineyards. It's both organic and biodynamically farmed. This rich layers of toasty oak and vanilla spice come from barrel fermentation followed by 12 months of aging in French oak (20% of which was new). There is terrific minerality and depth in this wine; it's full-bodided but heavy with great complexity and hedonistic satisfaction.

Chardonnay food pairings: vegetarian dishes, pasta with cream sauces, and white meats would be great choices. Try cedar plank salmon or roasted pork tenderloin to experience the versatility of this wine.

This was reviewed January 3, 2012 by

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This exceptional Estate Chardonnay was fermented and aged in 100% French Oak barriques. A year in barrel was supplemented by a six month aging in stainless steel before bottling. The nose is expressive, showing ripe apples, citrus fruit, with nuances of stone fruit. On the palate, it fulfills the promise of the nose, bursting with balanced fruit, acidity and barrel flavors, yet retaining a rich, slightly creamy mouth feel. And of course, the characteristic minerality of our vineyards is evident! The tasting experience lingers for a long, enjoyable finish

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