Closson Chase Vineyards
2019 Grande Cuvée Chardonnay
VQA Prince Edward County
Whole cluster pressed and 100% barrel fermented. Aged for 16 months in 20% new and 80% seasoned French oak barrels.
The nose is loaded with toasted nuts, candied fruits, spices and floral tones. The mouth is round and defined, with fruit playing with the barrel to display a great seam of acidity. Finish is persistent and ever-evolving.
"Wood is a minor factor, providing just a light spice sheen, while acids are in fine form, sapid and succulent, framing just-ripe citrus fruit, apples and pears. I love how tightly wound and stony this is, a terrific County expression in a cool year, you could call it a classic vintage."
-John Szabo, MS (Wine Align)
Production: <100 cases
Serve with: Roasted pork loin, seafood pasta in a cream sauce, or roasted butternut squash risotto.