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Closson Chase The Brock

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2016

Closson Chase The Brock

Chardonnay

Niagara River, Ontario, Canada

Alc. 13 %

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$29.99
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$22.49
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Prince Edward County is the newest wine region in Ontario and home to some of the finest producers in the province. Having built their home and planting their vines on land with a limestone base and gravelly soil, Closson Chase represents many of the great things about PEC wine. Thanks to the limestone-rich soil, wine originating from PEC has a beautifully natural minerality to it. With Chardonnay being one of the region's best growers — thanks in part to the cool climate — you would be hard pressed to not enjoy a glass of Chard from the region. Cool climate is great for Chardonnay because it makes for bright, crisp wines thanks to the natural fruit acidity in the grapes being preserved. Ontario wine country is well known for its ability to grow outstanding cool climate wines.

By focussing their attention on centuries-old European traditions with their drive to innovate, Closson Chase has become a leader in the PEC community. Winemaker Keith Tyers came onboard in 2015 and brings with him a passion for showcasing the natural features found in the grapes they harvest. The result is incredible Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that is a consistently exceptional wine to share and enjoy.

The Closson Chase 2016 'The Brock' Chardonnay can be cellared for 4 to 6 years or enjoyed now. Optimal serving temperature is a chilled 10 C.

Look

Golden coloured with a shimmering glow. A pale outer rim and watery edge.

Smell

Luxurious and elegant aromas from lemon curd and butterscotch. There is a secondary layer of freshness with candied citrus peel and orange blossom, plus a savoury component of fine olive oil and hibiscus. We love how the nose plays with warm stone fruits and spices, as well as popping tropical notes.

Taste

Supple and fleshy from start to finish! The wine sits heavy and plump on the tip of our tongue and covers the palate with a silky viscosity. It is a pleasure to drink, with effortless charm. Juicy acidity and a medium weighted body, there are soft toasty notes of brioche and biscuits. Toasted pine nuts and blanched almonds give an oily and nutty taste and texture, that partner well with the white peaches and plums, and golden apple.

Pairing

Roast chicken served with an herb filled stuffing. This wine beckons for herbs and butter, or melty brie and jams. Definitely a wine to be enjoyed with great company and a decadent dinner.

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