Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Henry of Pelham Chardonnay, Barrel Fermented 2008
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Fermented in French oak barrels (1/3 new), the wine is aged in barrel for a further seven months before bottling. Dry and full-bodied, it’s packed with apple, pear and citrus fruits that sing in perfect harmony with the spicy, warm oak notes. Toasty rich with warm layers of ripe peach and pear with gorgeous hazelnut and vanilla smoke in the background. Food matches: grilled salmon, crab and lobster. Wild fowl or turkey. Dishes with cream sauces or mild herb flavours. Brie-type cheeses..
Reviewed January 3, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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|Made from four selected vineyards including our own estate.|
Harvest Date: October 7th to October 14th, 2006
Yields of 1 1/2 to 3 Tonnes/acre (~25 to 50 hL/ha)
Barrel fermented in French Oak, 1/3 of the new oak. The oak barrels were sourced from a combination of forests in Europe and North America and from several cooperage houses. Aging in barrel for 7 months.
Released in Vintages and the LCBO
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.