Closson Chase Vineyards
2020 South Clos Chardonnay
VQA Prince Edward County
Sourced entirely from our South Clos estate vineyard. Whole cluster pressed then 100% barrel fermented in 20% new oak, 80% seasoned. 100% malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Flint and wet limestone open on the nose, completed by floral blossoms and hints of almost tropical fruit. The mouth is bold with ripe cantaloupe, almond paste, and hints of peach or nectarine skins. Complex with tremendous weight and good salinity, leading to a complex finish showing preserved lemons.
"More than 20 years of vine age, acumen and wisdom are the gain of a South Clos chardonnay and winemaker Keith Tyers is surely more than comfortable making it happen. Dry and warm vintage shows in the dried herbs, almost fennel to pollen dusting on the nose and a stoic presence in almost every respect... utter purity and linearity, a platinum gemstone sheen and shine, controlled power and so much more packed away in reserve."
-Michael Godel (Wine Align)
Serve with: Crustaceans (lobster, crab, or oysters), grilled salmon with hollandaise sauce or chicken breast stuffed with Brie and walnuts.