2014 Chardonnay - Cuddy by Tawse
- VQA Niagara Peninsula
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2019 - 2024
- Winemaking Notes
Tawse is proud to partner with Canadian music icon
and Order of Canada recipient Jim Cuddy to introduce
“Cuddy by Tawse” Chardonnay. Jim collaborated with
winemakers Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede to create this
premium barrel-fermented blend. Aged 12 months in French
oak, this wine displays aromas of Bosc pear, baking spice,
white flower and hints of wet stone minerality. Crips notes of
grapefruit are accompanied by apple and pear and a touch
of shy oak, resulting in a beautiful mouth feel on the palate.
- Growing Conditions
Sourced from select Niagara Peninsula vineyards. Viticultural
practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning,
cluster thinning, hand leaf removal and hand harvest.
- Food Pairing
The minerality and fruitiness of this wine makes it a pleasure to
food pair with dishes such as sole meuniere, scallop ravioli or breaded
chicken with lemon beurre blanc. Also the perfect pairing for a classic potato salad.
- Tasting Notes
Canadian musician and wine lover Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame, teamed with Moray Tawse to release a line of wines which, as with Blue Rodeo, are not exactly a solo act. Resident Tawse winemakers Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede did much of the heavy lifting here, so kudos to them for this fine effort. It’s medium-bodied, creamy and bright, with plump tropical fruit and pear notes, subtle buttered popcorn, vanilla and fresh acidity.