Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chenin Blanc 2011
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Reviewed June 22, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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|Our grapes are sourced from both Quails’ Gate Estate and Osoyoos vineyards. This wine is comprised of 92% Chenin Blanc and 8% Sauvignon Blanc. The 2011 growing season was cooler than average, with extreme temperature differences close to harvest, preserving the grapes natural acidity. The grapes were whole bunch pressed followed by cold fermentation, 85% in stainless steel tanks and 15% in 2 year old French oak barrels. The barrel portion of the blend provides a lush palate and complex aromas.|
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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.