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Rosemary’s Block Chardonnay

Our family has farmed in the Okanagan Valley since 1908. We believe great wines begin in the vineyards and we are deeply passionate about the quality of our wines. The Anniversary Series is a selection of wines grown on specific family vineyard sites. Each wine is crafted to the highest standards in limited quantities which are only available at the estate. Our Chardonnay is dedicated to our mother Rosemary and her significant contribution to our family’s establishment of Quails’ Gate winery.

Tasting & Pairing

The 2014 Rosemary’s Block Chardonnay is all about style, finesse and elegance. The wine has aromas of white flowers, Meyer lemon, hazelnut, subtle oak and mineral notes. The palate is complex with notes of stonefruits, shortbread and hints of vanilla all beautifully balanced with a bright, crisp citrus finish. This wine is very Burgundian in style and was well received by world renowned wine critic Steven Spurrier when he visited the Okanagan in the Fall of 2015. We recommend pairing with seafood, grilled fish, white meat dishes and many French cheeses.

Winemaking

Our third vintage of Rosemary’s Block was hand harvested, from our highest quality site on Boucherie Road, whole-cluster pressed, and fermented in new and old French oak barrels for 11 months. During this time the wine was left to age on its own lees with regular battonage before racking and blending. The finished wine is elegant and refined not too unlike its namesake. This wine can be enjoyed now but because of its structure can be cellared for 5 + years.

Technical Notes

Alc by volume: 13.5%
Total acidity: 6.3 g/l
Residual sweetness: 1.9 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 655209
UPC code: 778856414011
Date bottled: August 2015
Case volume: 476 (6/case)