Little Pawn Chardonnay 2014

CheckMate Winery

Little Pawn Chardonnay
2014

$110.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13780712
Format
3x750ml
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 %
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Aging vessel type
100% French oak (53% new)
Length of aging
16 months
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

Captivating floral nose with hints of rose petal, cinnamon spice and lemon zest. On the palate, subtle richness, hints of cream and beautiful oak integration create a wine of restrained elegance, with substantial length.

Viticultural notes

The low vigour soils of Black Sage Bench self limit these vives, creating balance and producing a wine layered complexity.

Press reviews

Snow

- 92 points-

Anthony Gismondi, April 2017

The yields are low, the clusters small but the fruit has a beautiful, floral aspect with silky textures. The combination with aromatic, spicy, chardonnay fruit is an elegant feminine version of chardonnay replete with a creamy mineral finish. Impressive. There’s no filtering here so the wine is not super clear, but the upside is a very impressive array flavours that tend to fatten up with age and in 2014 that seems certain albeit with a certain elegance and lots of length.

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Snow

- 90 points-

2017

Lime blossom and citronella flavors lead off, with nut oil and spice notes emerging and gracing the finish. On the lean side, and firm in the end.

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