2015 Chardonnay - South Bay

Retail
$35.15
Case
$421.80
Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2015
Country
Canada
Region
VQA Prince Edward County
Alcohol
13%
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.

Tasting Notes
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
Gold Medal Winner
Year
2018
Event
National Wine Awards

Professional Reviews

Carolyn Hammonds Toronto Star

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.

John Szabo

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.