Quail's Gate's 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.
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.
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.
Food Pairing Notes
Pork tenderloin, veal or seafood Alfredo