Introduce yourself to the unique taste of our Chardonnay wine, crafted from 100% Chardonnay grapes. This wine is bottled young and directly off the lees, it's a perfect choice for those who love full-bodied white wines.
This Chardonnay has a pale gold colour with Aromatic notes of apricot, vanilla and nectarine that jump out on the nose. On the palate, it has a slight prickle but given a few moments, the gas lifts, and the palate becomes creamy and rich. The finish is long and subtle, with a hint of nectarine that lingers on the tongue. It is a refreshing and easy-drinking wine that is perfect for sipping on a warm summer day or pairing with light and fresh seafood dishes.
- Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
- Alcohol: 12.9%
- Residual Sugar: 3g/L
- SO2@ Bottling: 11mg/L
- Vintage: 2021
- Appellation: VQA Niagara Peninsula VQA
2021 saw a cooler harvest season, leading to a leaner style than previous vintages. With aromas of apricot, vanilla and nectarine, the aromatics lift out of the glass with a pleasing perfume.
Bottled young and directly off the lees, there is a slight prickle on the pallet. Decanting while the wine is young wouldn't hurt, but as the wine ages, the CO2 will dissipate. Given a few moments, the gas lifts, and the pallet becomes creamy and rich.
This wine spent five months in used French oak barrels, and it was clarified naturally. The wine was bottled unfiltered and on lees.
At Traynor Family Vineyard, we are committed to crafting wines that are unique and delicious. This Chardonnay is the result of our experimentation, and we believe it is the perfect representation of our winemaking style.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
- Seafood such as grilled or poached salmon, scallops, and shrimp
- Poultry dishes such as roast chicken or turkey with a creamy sauce
- Grilled fish with a lemon butter sauce
- Soft and creamy cheeses such as brie, camembert, and triple cream varieties
- Lightly spiced or herbed dishes such as risotto or pasta with pesto or a white sauce
The rich and creamy palate of this Chardonnay makes it an excellent pairing for dishes with similar textures, such as the creamy sauces and soft cheeses mentioned above. The apricot and vanilla notes in the wine also complement the flavours of grilled or poached seafood, while the subtle spiciness pairs well with lightly spiced or herbed dishes. Additionally, the acidity in the wine helps to cut through rich and oily flavours, making it a great match for grilled fish and poultry dishes.
- Best served chilled
- Ideal temperature: 8-10°C