Chardonnay

  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008

Wein-Stil

Our Chardonnay beautifully balances the acidity of stainless steel fermentation with the elegance of French oak. Bright and complex with rich biscuity, buttery notes our Chardonnay will reward careful cellaring.

Schmecken & Pairing

Bright with aromas of white flowers, orange blossom and a hint of rich tropical fruits. The mid-palate is creamy and smooth with ripe white peach and hints of caramel and almond marzipan that linger on the finish. Truly fruit forward with toasty, sizzled butter notes from the oak cleverly balanced into a crisp, fresh well-integrated wine. Pair this wine with leek, bacon and potato soup, baked halibut with a buttered clam sauce or even Sunday night roast chicken.

Weinbau

Our oak regime is a blend of 50% barrel fermented and 50% tank fermented. The portion of barrel fermented wine gives the wine interest and complexity, while the tank portion provides bright high tone tropical citrus notes. This vintage was marked by exceptionally clean aromatic fruit that shines through in the final product. This wine will cellar well into 2017.

Technische Hinweise

Alc. Vol.: 13.5% Gesamtsäure: 6.1 g / l Restsüße: 1.2 g / l Sweetness Code: 0 SKU-Code: 377770 UPC-Code: 778856112016 Datum Flaschen: September 2013 Füllmenge: 4400

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Wein-Stil

Our Chardonnay beautifully balances the acidity of stainless steel fermentation with the elegance of French oak. Bright and complex with rich biscuity, buttery notes our Chardonnay will reward careful cellaring.

Schmecken & Pairing

A sweet floral, honey and hazelnut nose is the first impression, underpinned with rich tropical fruits and biscuit, sizzled butter notes. Rich and complex on the palate and loaded with textural pleasure; the oak is well integrated giving a seamless, silky smooth quality to the wine. Dungeness Crab deviled eggs or creamy Pecorino Risotto would be excellent pairings for this outstanding Chardonnay.

Weinbau

2011 was a classic cool climate season providing good balance and acidity to the Chardonnay. Our oak regime is a blend of barrel and tank fermented wine (50:50). The portion of barrel fermented wine gives interest and complexity, while the tank portion provides bright high tone, tropical citrus notes. Careful cellaring of 3-5 years will be rewarded with further complexity and development of baked stone fruit flavours.

Technische Hinweise

Alc. Vol.: 13.5% Total acidity: 9.2 g / l Restsüße: 5 g / l Sweetness Code: 0 SKU-Code: 377770 UPC-Code: 778856111019 Datum Flaschen: September 2012 Füllmenge: 5500

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Wein-Stil

Offering a European Burgundian style, our Chardonnay beautifully balances the acidity of stainless steel fermentation with the elegance of French oak. Bright and complex with rich biscuity, buttery notes our Chardonnay will reward careful cellaring.

Schmecken & Pairing

The palate is rich and complex with sweet floral, honey and hazelnut underpinned with rich tropical fruits and biscuity, sizzled butter notes. The oak is cleverly implanted giving a seamless, silky smooth quality to this well balanced Chardonnay. Serve with wild BC salmon with cranberry almond crust, celeriac clafoutis, wilted kale and white wine fumet.

Weinbau

Geerntet im Oktober 2010 from the Quails’ Gate Estate Boucherie Mountain vineyards. The rich clay and gravel soils offer mineral influences, giving the wine interest and complexity. Die 2010 growing season provided an excellent balance of cool temperatures with good heat when needed. 50% tank fermented and 50% barrel fermented in 20% new French and American oak.

Technische Hinweise

Alc. Vol.: 14.0% Gesamtsäure: 6.8 g / l Restsüße: 5 g / l Sweetness Code: 0 SKU-Code: 639641 UPC-Code: 778856110012 Datum Flaschen: August 2011 Füllmenge: 4387

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Wein-Stil

Wachteln’ Gate Chardonnay is made in a style that allows the fruit to be expressed without the domination of oak aging. The goal is to provide a Chardonnay that offers fruit flavours representative of the variety while at the same time to allow a limited amount of oak aging to show through. A portion of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to give the wine a nice rounded palate and hints of the classic butter chardonnay that is so popular.

Schmecken & Pairing

Die 2009 Chardonnay benefited from an extremely warm summer. The resulting wine is fuller with greater weight than past vintages. A touch of oak offers accents of vanilla and roasted nuts mingling with floral tones. The palate is rich, complex and loaded with flavour. It is a definite keeper for the cellar, and should age well into 2016.  It pairs well with medium to strong cheeses, and is a classic with hearty soups. Serve with pan roasted Cornish game hen with smoked paprika, black olives and hand rolled potato and herb gnocchi.

Weinbau

Wachteln’ Gate Chardonnay grapes were harvested in October 2009 from the Quails’ Gate estate after an ideal year. The cool summer nights coupled with a hot season allowed developed full, rich fruit to be harvested. Our Chardonnay is a blend of tank and barrel (in both French and American oak) fermented juice. This combination gives the wine interest and complexity from the barrel ferment, and bright tropical citrus notes from the tank portion.

Technische Hinweise

Rebsorte: 100% Chardonnay Alc. Bei Vol.: 14.0% Säuregehalt: 6 g / l Restsüße: 4 g / l Sweetness: (0) SKU-Code: 377770 UPC: 778856109016 Datum Bottled: . 2010 Hülle Volume: 4420 Fälle

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Wein-Stil

Wachteln’ Gate Chardonnay is made in a style that allows the fruit to be expressed without the domination of oak aging. The goal is to provide a Chardonnay that is representative of the variety and the fruit freshness while at the same time to allow a limited amount of oak aging to show through. A portion of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to give the wine a nice rounded palate and hints of the classic butter chardonnay that is so popular.

Schmecken & Pairing

This Chardonnay shows a bit more of the oak than the prior year while maintaining the classic fresh fruit and sweet floral aromas of honey, soft vanillin and roasted nuts.  The palate is rich, complex and loaded with textural. The oak is cleverly implanted, giving a seamless, silky smooth texture. Wachteln’ Gate Chardonnay works well with medium to strong cheeses. A classic with hearty soups, try serving it with a creamy seafood risotto or a roasted butternut squash soup.

Weinbau

A great vintage, die 2008 Chardonnay was harvested in early October from the Quails’ Gate Estate vineyards. Die 2008 growing season was generally dry and was excellent for Chardonnay.  This Chardonnay is 40% tank fermented and 60% barrel fermented in 20% new French and American oak for 10 months.  This combination of oak gives the wine the interest and complexity from the barrel ferment while the tank portion provides bright tropical citrus notes.

Technische Hinweise

Rebsorte: 100% Chardonnay Alc. Bei Vol.: 14.0% Säuregehalt: 6.3 g / l Restsüße: 3 g / l Sweetness: (0) UPC: 778856108019 Datum Bottled: . 2009 Hülle Volume: 5460 Fälle

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