Stopped on by Spice for lunch. They rotate their wines through the wine list. Whoever they have picking the wines they are doing a good job. I had not tasted this one recently so I gave it a try. I sometimes find unoaked chards to be a little subtle for my tastes. The wine is yellow in color but not as deep as some. On the nose are some lovely Chard flavors but on the subtle side. On the mid pallet are some lovely Chard flavors, some creamyness, a bit of sweetness and all in all a nice experience. On the finish there are some subtle tart flavors to balance out the sweetness and a medium finish. The wine built in the mouth as I continued tasting. I paired it with a Cantonese Chow mein with loads of seafood and some crispy duck and it went VERY well. I would give it an 89-90. A very nice wine!
From the LCBO web site:
FIELDING ESTATE UNOAKED CHARDONNAY 2007 VINTAGES 78527 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 15.00
Wine, White Wine, 11.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : XD
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Fielding Estate Winery
Release Date: Oct 11, 2008
Fielding Estate’s winemaker Richie Roberts is part of the new generation of winemakers in Niagara. A native of the region, Roberts is a celebrated graduate of Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. His unoaked Chardonnay is a great value with plenty of citrus fruit and mineral characteristics, a full body, crisp acidity and a mouthwatering finish. 2007 is being touted as Niagara’s best vintage ever so you may want to stock up on this food-friendly Chard.
winecurrent.com’s comments on this wine:
Fielding Estate Unoaked Chardonnay 2007 VQA Niagara Peninsula
This is chockfull of complex aromas and flavours with tropical fruit, pineapple and honeydew melon, yellow plum and ripe citrus among them. They reflect the glorious 2007 vintage in Niagara. It’s medium bodied generously textured almost creamy and finishes crisp and refreshing. The deft balance versatility as a food wine and attractive price make this a great buy. Pair with all manner of seafood or chicken and veal dishes. (VH) (078527) $15.00 Rating 4.5/5