Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay

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Wine Style

Arguably one of the best Chardonnays from the Okanagan, the Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is our best white wine. Made in limited quantities and from vintages with superb quality, the wine delivers the classic style of barrel fermented, fully oaked wines with rich caramel and buttery tones.

Tasting & Pairing

The Rich with exotic spice, baked cinnamon pastries and butterscotch, the nose of our 2013 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is simply mouthwatering. Rich, opulent in the mouth, this wine has a creamy mouth feel with great intensity and length. Showing great focus and complexity, this elegant wine will pair well with butter poached lobster in a spiced coconut broth or seafood chowder. We suggest serving this wine slightly chilled (12° C) to enjoy the subtle perfumed nuances of the nose and body.

Winemaking

The majority of this blend is crafted from French Chardonnay clone 95, planted in 1996 alongside other clones in our Estate vineyards on Mount Boucherie Bench. Harvested in late September the juice was settled in stainless steel overnight then run directly to barrel where, over a 4 month period, both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was left to age on yeast lees for another 6 months before racking and blending. Our Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is a very cellar worthy wine with ageing potential of 5 to 7 years.

Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 13% Total acidity: 5.6 g/l Residual sweetness: 1.8 g/l Sweetness code: 0 SKU code: 639641 UPC code: 778856213010 Date bottled: August 2014 Case volume: 2230 (6/case)

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Wine Style

Arguably one of the best Chardonnays from the Okanagan, the Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is our best white wine.Made in limited quantities and from vintages with superb quality, the wine delivers the classic style of barrel fermented, fully oaked wines with rich caramel and buttery tones.

Tasting & Pairing

The nose opens with enticing aromas of ripe pear, toasted nuts and delicious butterscotch. The nutty round mid-palette of this fresh and lively wine finishes in delightful hints of peaches and cream. Our Reserve Chardonnay is a complex wine with layers of well integrated fresh fruit and sizzled butter notes that unfold with each sip. The buttery toasted flavor of our Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay perfectly pairs with pan roasted halibut and lobster. The freshness of this wine is particularly enhanced when paired with rich creamy and savory sauces, like Carbonara or Alfredo, enveloping all the senses and elevating the dish from a meal to an experience.

Winemaking

The majority of this blend was crafted from French Chardonnay clone 95, planted in 1996 alongside other clones in our Estate vineyards on the Mount Boucherie bench. Harvested in late September, the freshly pressed, unsettled juice was run directly to barrel where, over a 4 month period, both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations took place. The wine was left to age on yeast lees for another 6 months before racking and blending. Our Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is a very cellar worthy wine with ageing potential of 5 to 7 years.

Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14.0% Total acidity: 5.7 g/l Residual sweetness: 1.4 g/l Sweetness code: 0 SKU code: 639641 UPC code: 778856212013 Date bottled: September 2013 Case volume: 1130 (6/case)

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Wine Style

Arguably one of the best Chardonnays from the Okanagan, the Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is our best white wine.Made in limited quantities and from vintages with superb quality, the wine delivers the classic style of barrel fermented, fully oaked wines with rich caramel and buttery tones.

Tasting & Pairing

The 2011 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay opens with inviting aromas of white peach and orange blossoms mingling with underlying notes of clover honey and brioche. A subtle hint of spicy French oak contributes to the richness and complexity of this elegantly textured, well-balanced wine. Try pairing it with grilled honey orange chicken salad or poached salmon with a caper butter sauce.

Winemaking

The majority of this blend was crafted from French Chardonnay clone 95, planted in 1996 alongside other clones in our Estate vineyards on the Mount Boucherie bench. Harvested in late September, the freshly pressed, unsettled juice was run directly to barrel where, over a 4 month period, both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations took place. The wine was left to age on yeast lees for another 6 months before racking and blending. Our Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is a very cellar worthy wine with ageing potential of 5 to 7 years.

Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14.0%, Total acidity: 9.2 g/l, Residual sweetness: 5 g/l, Sweetness code: 0, SKU code: 639641, UPC code: 778856211016, Date bottled: October 2012, Case volume: 1131 (6/case)

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Wine Style

Arguably one of the best Chardonnays from the Okanagan, the Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is our best white wine. Made in limited quantities and from vintages with superb quality, the wine delivers the classic style of barrel fermented, fully oaked wines with rich caramel and buttery tones.

Tasting & Pairing

Our Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay combines citrus and stone fruits with delicate sprinklings of ginger and cinnamon. There is a toasty, biscuity character that is cleverly implanted by the French oak barrel fermentation creating a harmony of ripe fruit, toasty oak and youthful mouth watering acidity. Enjoy it with roasted sablefish and a smoked cod and potato brandade.

Winemaking

The Chardonnay grapes were harvested from 100% estate grown French clone vines. 2010 was a classic cool-climate season, resulting in a wine with excellent balance and acidity. The wine was hand crafted using regular lees stirring and full malolactic fermentation in French oak (40% new, 60% 1 year old). This wine will reward careful cellaring for up to 5 years.

Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14.0% Total acidity: 6.2 g/l Residual sweetness: 3 g/l Sweetness code: 0 SKU code: 639641 UPC code: 778856210019 Date bottled: August 2011 Case volume: 1142 (6/case)

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Wine Style

Arguably one of the best Chardonnays from the Okanagan, the Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is our best white wine. Made in limited quantities and from vintages with superb quality, the wine delivers the classic style of barrel fermented, fully oaked wines with rich caramel and buttery tones.

Tasting & Pairing

Our SFR Chardonnay is rich and complex with inviting aromas of citrus and stone fruits combined with delicate sprinklings of ginger and cinnamon. There is a toasty, biscuity character that is cleverly implanted by French oak barrel fermentation creating a harmony of ripe fruit and youthful mouth watering acidity. Tempt your taste buds and pair with Yukon Arctic Char, Qualicum Scallops with braised savoy cabbage “choucroute”, sunchoke puree and sautéed brocollini with citrus and mustard cream. Enjoy now or to 2018.

Winemaking

The Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay grapes were harvested in October 2009 from the best French clones in Quails’ Gate Estate vineyards. With vines averaging 13-17 years old, the roots extend deep into the clay and gravel soil adding minerality and complexity to the wine. Made from 100% estate grown French clone Chardonnay in a classic warm-climate season, this wine has excellent balance and acidity. It was hand crafted using full barrel fermentation in French oak (40% new, 60% 1 year old). All barrels were warmed to complete the malolactic fermentation. These techniques enhance mid palate weight and texture, adding richness and complexity. Time in the bottle will allow for seamless integration of this well balanced wine.

Technical Notes

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay Alc. By Vol: 14.4% Total Acidity: 6.8 g/l Residual Sweetness: 4 g/l Sweetness: (0) SKU Code: 639641 UPC: 778856209013 Bottling Date: Sept 2010 Case Volume: 1100 cases (6 bottle cases)

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Wine Style

Arguably one of the best Chardonnays from the Okanagan, the Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is our best white wine. Made in limited quantities and from vintages with superb quality, the wine delivers the classic style of barrel fermented, fully oaked wines with rich caramel and buttery tones.

Tasting & Pairing

The Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is deliciously rich and complex with inviting aromas of white peach, melon, lime flesh and citrus blossom. The palate is tight, but weighty, with a delicate balance of fine oak and vivid fruit. This wine is a classic chardonnay with lovely textures and succulent minerality. Try pairing with lightly smoked sablefish with potato brandade or veal chops with sunchoke puree. Enjoy now or until 2016.

Winemaking

The SFR Chardonnay grapes were harvested in October 2008 from the best French clones in Quails’ Gate Estate vineyards. With vines averaging 13-16 years old, their roots extend deeply into the clay and gravel soil adding minerality and complexity to the wine. Made from 100% estate grown French clone chardonnay in a typical cool-climate season, it shows excellent balance and acidity. This wine was hand crafted using full barrel fermentation in mostly new French oak for up to 11 months using Montrachet yeast strains. The palate is tight but weighty with a delicate balance of fine oak and vivid fruit.

Technical Notes

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay Alc. By Vol: 14% Total Acidity: 6 g/l Residual Sweetness: 3 g/l Sweetness: (0) UPC: 778856208016 Bottling Date: Sept 2009 Case Volume: 2150 cases (6 bottle cases)

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