Fool's Mate Chardonnay 2014

CheckMate Winery

Fool's Mate Chardonnay
2014

$80.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13780704
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Alcohol percentage
14.5%
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Aging vessel type
85% French oak (42% new) 15% Concrete egg
Length of aging
16 months
Total acidity
6.11 g/l
PH
3.33
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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

An extremely complex wine with aromas of yellow peach, melon, perfume, almonds and caramelized oak with hints of graphite. The palate has a rich entry with flavours of peach and apricot. It maintains richness throughout its length, backed by fresh acidity and a salty finish.

Viticultural notes

A blend of unique climates; this wine shocases all that can be achievec when five distinct vineyard sites are brought together. Barn Vineyard, Sunset Vineyard,Border Vista Vineyard, Dekleva Vineyard, Combert Vineyard.