2020 Speck Bros. Family Tree ‘The Goat Lady’ Chardonnay VQA

Slightly golden in color with a rich golden delicious apple nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a vibrant golden delicious apple note to match the nose along with some noticeable oaking notes like butterscotch and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some creamy notes along with some mild acidity, the fruit lingers nicely on the tongue. This will never be mistake for anything other than an oaked chard, and to some extent the fruit is a little overwhelmed by the oaking. Is it overbaked? Well that’s something that you would need to decide. Not my favorite chard of all time, and the 10 g/l is noticeable but not overwhelming. I’d give this an 87-88. From the LCBO web site, check stock, we paired it with pan fried white bass, and to say it was a match made in heaven would be an exaggeration, it went ok, slightly too sweet, something dryer would have complimented the meal better IMHO. Food pairing is such an art, ya this day I missed the perfect pair … it happens.

Chardonnay

750 mL bottle  |   LCBO#:  16792$16.954.6 (5)Write a Review

Speck Bros. Family Tree 'The Goat Lady' Chardonnay VQA from LCBO

PRODUCT DETAILS

750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Speck Bros.Sugar Content:8 g/LSweetness Descriptor:D – DryStyle:Full-bodied & RichVarietal:ChardonnayThis is a VQA wine

From the winery’s web site:

THE GOAT LADY CHARDONNAY 2020

DESCRIPTION

This wine is named after Marion who kept goats next to the vineyard when the Speck Bros. were children. Marion fed their dog Boswell warm bowls of fresh goats’ milk and it didn’t take long for him to abandon them and move in with her. A creamy rich Chardonnay that keeps you coming back for more.

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

  • 100% Chardonnay.
  • Fermented and aged in American oak for 7 months.
  • Partial malolactic fermentation produces a creamy rich mouthfeel while maintaining freshness.
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