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Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 Wine Review

Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Four Mile Creek, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2022-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Inniskillin

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

The Chardonnay grapes for Inniskillin's Montague Vineyard 2020 Chardonnay are sourced from a single vineyard in the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation located on the Eastern side of the Niagara. The vines were planted in 1982 and thrive in clay loam pockets on top of the Queenston Formation (bedrock that forms a significant piece of Ontario) and are exposed to intensely dry summer heat. That heat, along with the rapid cooling which takes place at night, produce extremely ripe and tropical-fruit Chards with structure and plenty of aromatics. Dry, medium-bodied and balanced with juicy acidity and layers of ripe apple, pear fruit, tropical fruit, lemon curd, vanilla, apple pie spice, buttercream and toffee flavours on the palate. Enjoy with a roast breast of veal with pear butter.

Chardonnay food pairings: prawn bisque, oyster poor boy, cheese fondue, stuffed chicken breast.

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This Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 was reviewed on July 16, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A beautiful, stunning, Chardonnay from an historic Vineyard in the Four Mile Creek area of Niagara-on-the-lake. The aromas are fresh and bright, including pear, golden apple, and pineapple, along with a subtle hint of vanilla. Medium bodied, creamy and soft on the palate but still exploding with bright, fresh fruit on the palate. Lovely balance, with a lengthy finish showing notes of warm spice, oak, and vanilla. Everything in lovely balance. Enjoy this with lobster or pan-seared scallops.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Inniskillin's Montague Vineyard Chardonnay showcases the best from their finest single vineyard site in the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula. Golden yellow, this expressive Chardonnay shows ripe orchard fruit, melon, toast and lanolin on the nose. Full bodied and very creamy, look for baked apple and wood spice on the long finish. Enjoy this premium low production (400 cases) Chardonnay with crab cakes, calamari, or your favourite grilled fish with freshly squeezed lemon. Tasted July 2022. 92 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Bbb rated this wine as 86/100

1 Member would buy this wine again

 

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