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Keint-he Winery and Vineyards Fox Croft Chardonnay 2012 Wine Review

Keint-he Winery and Vineyards Fox Croft Chardonnay 2012

Keint-he Winery and Vineyards Fox Croft Chardonnay 2012

Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $28.00

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Keint-He Winery and Vineyards

Agent: Keint-He Winery & Vineyards Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A rich, viscous, mouth-coating Chardonnay with generous aromas and flavours of green apple, butterscotch and vanilla smoke. Good acidity with tropical fruit notes on the finish. Real potential here for future vintages.

This Keint-he Winery and Vineyards Fox Croft Chardonnay 2012 was reviewed on February 26, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Lots of tropical fruit (pineapple and lychee) as well as sweet aromas of vanilla and banana cream pie. Not a lot of acidity but a nice perfume.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Notes of apple, vanilla, white peach and baking spice on the nose and the palate.
WINEMAKING NOTE: Our first single vineyard Niagara Chardonnay is from the renowned Fox Croft Vineyard on the Twenty Mile Bench near Vineland. The fruit was hand harvested in early September, and then whole bunch pressed on arrival at the winery. Following two days of cold settling, the juice was then gravity flowed to barrels, where it underwent fermentation. Fermentation took between two and six months, with a combination of natural and cultured yeasts. Partial Malolactic fermentation was employed to retain natural acidity in the wine. Following fermentation the yeast were stirred from the bottom of the barrel periodically to impart more flavour and texture to the wine. In July of 2013, the best individual barrels were chosen to make the final blend, which was then bottled in September.

TASTING NOTE: The 2012 Fox Croft Chardonnay is a liquid representation of the warm season, with ripe pineapple, white peach and green apple aromas and flavours. Oak derived sweet spices such as cinnamon nutmeg add another layer to this, and the vineyard soil influence also shows through with notes of chalkiness and salinity.

Source: Winery (Keint-he Winery and Vineyards)

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