2015 Chardonnay - South Bay
- VQA Prince Edward County
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2018 - 2022
- Winemaking Notes
Eager to explore the diverse terroirs of Ontario, Tawse Winery and Huff Estates exchanged fruit from the 2015 vintage. Barrel fermented and aged for 12 months, the result is a Chardonnay with aromas of minerality, tropical fruits and oak spice.
The palate is lean and crisp with bright acidity and minerality; with hints of crisp Bosc pear and toast.
- Growing Conditions
Planted in 2001, the South Bay vineyard is located in Prince Edward County and is a mix of clay, loam, shale loam and limestone. Conventional farming methods.
- Food Pairing
The minerality and fruitiness of this Chardonnay will pair nicely with beet salad, scallop ceviche or grilled calamari sprinkled with fresh lemon.
- Tasting Notes
- Gold Medal Winner
- National Wine Awards
Made from Prince Edward County fruit by Tawse Winery in Niagara, this wine captures admirably the bright polish of Chardonnay grown in Ontario’s coolest wine region. The nose immediately draws you in with the scent of autumn breezes — fresh but not forward in any way other than to say, cool. Then, the attack is pristine and pure, salt-edged and satiny. Great tension from firm acidity anchors the fruit while a touch of toast from time spent in French oak adds interest and quiet appeal. A dusting of chalk and a twist of grapefruit zest lingers on the long finish. Pour it with oysters, says winemaker Paul Pender. Couldn’t agree more.
Fine and elegant pear fruit leads over moderate oak influence, high quality to be sure, open, fragrant and inviting. The palate is balanced, fleshy, and long. This is delicious.