Closson Chase Vineyards
2021 South Clos Chardonnay
VQA Prince Edward County
The nose opens with hints of toffee and buttered toast, leading to citrus peel and honeysuckle. Peach, nectarine, and ripe apple fill in with baking spice and nutty tones. The palate is complex and round, the fruit nicely balanced by acid and a slight salinity. The finish is long and evolving.
Sourced entirely from our South Clos vineyard. Whole cluster pressed, then fermented and aged in French oak barrels, 20% new. Full malolactic fermentation in barrel.
"This single vineyard Chardonnay opens with a complex nose of ripe pineapple, buttercream, walnut, and nectarine. A rich and creamy palate with beautiful oak integration that coddles the pure fruit and mineral nuances provided by the unique terroir. Baked apple and baking spice notes endure on a persistent finish. Excellent."
-Leah Spooner (leahspooner-wine.com)
Serve with grilled fish, wild mushroom risotto, or roasted chicken with a roasted root vegetable medley.