2013 Chardonnay - Quarry Road

Retail
$37.15
Case
$445.80
Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2013
Country
Canada
Region
VQA Vinemount Ridge
Alcohol
12.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2016 - 2021
Winemaking Notes

Planted in 1998 on mixed limestone and clay soils, the Quarry Road estate vineyard is farmed organically and biodynamically and produces balanced wines with unique minerality. 2013 was a cool and wet growing season which resulted in fresh, crisp and delicate wines. Barrel-fermented with indigenous yeast and
aged in French Oak, this wine displays notes of nectarine, ripe peach, vanilla sugar and toasted nuts. The palate displays flavours of vanilla, white grapefruit, and crisp minerality. Hints of wet stone are detected on the long finish.

Growing Conditions

From the 18-year old vines of Quarry Road estate vineyard, farmed organically and biodynamically. Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand leaf removal and hand harvest.

All prices include Ontario bottle deposits; $0.20 for bottles of 750 mL and $0.10 for bottles of 375 mL and less.
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Awards

Title
PLATINUM MEDAL
Year
2017
Event
National Wine Awards of Canada

Professional Reviews

DAVID LAWRASON - www.winealign.com

This is a very complex, refined yet nervy chardonnay brimming with wet stone aromas and flavours. The nose is lifted and complex with peat smoke, nutmeg, lemon-lime, pear, butterscotch and vaguely toasty notes. It's medium-full bodied, nicely in-filled yet sleek with a juicy tart-edged finish. There is a touch of malo-yoghurt/butter. Intense, with excellent length.