Queen Taken Chardonnay 2014

CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Queen Taken Chardonnay
2014

$184.99*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
293621
Format
1 x 1500ml
Listing type
DD
Status
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
VQA
Region
British Columbia
Appellation
British Columbia
Classification
VQA
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Alcohol percentage
14.10%
Color
White
Sugar
Very Dry 0-5 gm sugar-L
Closure type
CORK-Other
Aging vessel type
100% French oak (49% new)
Length of aging
16 months

About this winery

The von Mandl family began their journey over 40 years ago. The first sign of the real potential of the vineyards came in 1994 with a surprise win at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London for ‘Top Chardonnay in the World.’ The family has developed exceptional vineyards with distinctive Chardonnay and Merlot clones, some of which are now over 40 years old, at what are now CheckMate Artisanal Winery vineyards.

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Tasting notes

The wine has essences of citrus peel and white peach combined with tropical, floral notes, as well as wet stone. The palate has generous fruit flavours, layered mid-palate richness and focused acidity providing a long textured finish.

Viticultural notes

British Columbia

Winemaking notes

50% wild fermentation, aged 17 months in French oak barrels

Press reviews

Snow

- 92 points-

Bruce Sanderson, 2017

This is elegant, offering spring blossom, pastry and honeysuckle flavors. Firm and cohesive, with a stony aftertaste. Balanced, but needs time to integrate.

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