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THE FIFTY CHARDONNAY 2015 VQA Ontario
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LEANING POST
Bright medium straw colour. Spicy, intense, gently complex, toasty, lemon meringue nose with some mineral-tinged notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, fairly spicy, ripe lemon meringue flavours with a lingering, high acid, cedary, mineral-tinged finish. Well made and ready-to-drink. Has 13% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. This wine is 100% barrel fermented with partial malo and then transferred to stainless steel - no barrel aging -10 months on the lees. CSPC 578864
Type White Table Wine
Agent Lea Pos
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Smooth, Complex, Lemon Meringue
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The wine is 100% barrel fermented with partial malo and then transferred to stainless steel, so no barrel aging, with 10 months on the lees. It has a pronounced mineral nose with notes of apple skin, pear and soft tropical fruits. It's creamy with chalky minerality and texture that highlights the ripe orchard fruits. Nothing is lost with the lack of oak in this wine; it's a pure expression of Niagara Chardonnay. Score - 90 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, Dec. 7, 2016) Price $ 21.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 4, 2018
Cases bought 55 (12 bottles per case)

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