Chardonnay

  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008

Bordeaux 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.

Dégustation & 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.

Vinification

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.

Notes techniques

Alc. en volume: 13.5% L'acidité totale: 6.1 g / l Sucre résiduel: 1.2 g / l code Sweetness: 0 Code SKU: 377770 Code UPC: 778856112016 Date de bouteille: Septembre 2013 le volume de cas: 4400

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Bordeaux 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.

Dégustation & Pairing

Un doux floral, le miel et le nez de noisette est la première impression, soutenue avec de riches fruits tropicaux et biscuits, sizzled notes de beurre. Riche et complexe en bouche et chargé avec plaisir textural; le chêne est bien intégré donnant une transparente, qualité soyeuse au vin. Dungeness Crab deviled eggs or creamy Pecorino Risotto would be excellent pairings for this outstanding Chardonnay.

Vinification

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.

Notes techniques

Alc. en volume: 13.5% Total acidity: 9.2 g / l Sucre résiduel: 5 g / l code Sweetness: 0 Code SKU: 377770 Code UPC: 778856111019 Date de bouteille: Septembre 2012 le volume de cas: 5500

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Bordeaux Style

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.

Dégustation & Pairing

The palate is rich and complex with sweet floral, honey and hazelnut underpinned with rich tropical fruits and biscuity, sizzled notes de beurre. 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.

Vinification

Récolté en Octobre 2010 from the Quails’ Gate Estate Boucherie Mountain vineyards. The rich clay and gravel soils offer mineral influences, giving the wine interest and complexity. La 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.

Notes techniques

Alc. en volume: 14.0% L'acidité totale: 6.8 g / l Sucre résiduel: 5 g / l code Sweetness: 0 Code SKU: 639641 Code UPC: 778856110012 Date de bouteille: Août 2011 le volume de cas: 4387

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Bordeaux Style

Cailles’ 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.

Dégustation & Pairing

La 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.

Vinification

Cailles’ 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.

Notes techniques

Cépage: 100% Chardonnay Alc. En vol: 14.0% Acidité totale: 6 g / l de sucres résiduels: 4 g / l Douceur: (0) SKU code: 377770 UPC: 778856109016 Date de bouteille: . 2010 Volume de cas: 4420 cas

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Bordeaux Style

Cailles’ 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.

Dégustation & 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. Cailles’ 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.

Vinification

A great vintage, la 2008 Chardonnay was harvested in early October from the Quails’ Gate Estate vineyards. La 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.

Notes techniques

Cépage: 100% Chardonnay Alc. En vol: 14.0% Acidité totale: 6.3 g / l de sucres résiduels: 3 g / l Douceur: (0) UPC: 778856108019 Date de bouteille: . 2009 Volume de cas: 5460 cas

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