Knight's Challenge Chardonnay 2014

CheckMate Winery

Knight's Challenge Chardonnay
2014

$85.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13780755
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
14.4%
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Aging vessel type
100% french oak (45% new)
Length of aging
17 months
Total acidity
5.51 g/l
PH
3.35
Winery's website

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

This is a classic Chardonnay with a complex powerful fruit, buttery notes and well integrated oak. The palate has an enticing mouthfeel, minerality and green tea notes.

Viticultural notes

A vineyard of contrasting elevations and row orientations provided an opportunity to create a unique wine.

Press reviews

Snow

- 90 points-

Anthony Gismondi, April 2017

This is more classic New World chardonnay with complex powerful fruit, buttery notes and well-integrated, stylish oak. Cutting through all that is a mineral, savoury Okanagan undercurrent. A bit old-style if you like, but with a much subtler touch.

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