I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of the Wine Academy, Toronto’s latest offering for storing your wine and is also a social club. The facility has an onsite kitchen and entertaining space as well!
This wine was one of the ones served. Pale in color with a nice nose of apple/pear. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice apple/pear to go along with the nose along with some nice mild vanilla notes along with some nice acidity and dryness. It’s a softer gentler chard and would be very food friendly. If you like your chards with lots of oak, or creamyness, then this isn’t the wine for you. I would give it an 88 or so. I have to say I didn’t notice anything on the nose from the Viognier. Not in the LCBO, looks like around $17 CDN. I couldn’t find the current rep.
From the winery’s web site:
GRAPE VARIETY 85% CHARDONNAY, 15% VIOGNIER, APPELLATION IGP PAYS D’OC, REGION MINERVOIS, LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON
OAK MATURATION 30% WAS MATURED IN FRENCH AND AMERICAN BARRELS. THE REMAINDER, INCLUDING THE VIOGNIER, WAS UNOAKED.
CELLARING POTENTIAL 3 YEARS
ALCOHOL 13% ACIDITY 3.7G/L PH 3.5 RESIDUAL SUGAR 3G/L,
CLIMATE MEDITERRANEAN, ALTITUDE 150M, EXPOSITION & SOIL CLAY AND LIMESTONE TERRACES, VINE AGE 15 YEARS DENSITY 4 000 VINES/HA YIELD LOW-60HL/HA
HARVEST MECHANICAL HARVESTING AT NIGHT TO MAINTAIN FRESHNESS