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Cave Spring Cellars Chardonnay 2011 750ml

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750ml
country
Canada
region
Ontario
appellation
Niagara Peninsula
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For Chardonnay, 2011 is a very forward vintage in terms of fruit, displaying generous aromas and flavours of green apple, pear and melon. Like the Rieslings, they are aromatically intense and somewhat similar to the highly perfumed 2009’s, though with lower levels of acidity, which suggests that they will be best enjoyed in the near to medium term for their freshness. In the case of the Estate Bottled Chardonnays, the wines will be at their peak with 5-6 years of bottle age. Finally, the Chardonnay base wine for our Traditional Method Blanc de Blancs promises a fresh, medium-bodied sparkling wine that will support ageing on the lees for at least three years prior to disgorging and may be capable of ageing sur lie well beyond.
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Cave Spring Cellars Chardonnay 2011 750ml

SKU 840772
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For Chardonnay, 2011 is a very forward vintage in terms of fruit, displaying generous aromas and flavours of green apple, pear and melon. Like the Rieslings, they are aromatically intense and somewhat similar to the highly perfumed 2009’s, though with lower levels of acidity, which suggests that they will be best enjoyed in the near to medium term for their freshness. In the case of the Estate Bottled Chardonnays, the wines will be at their peak with 5-6 years of bottle age. Finally, the Chardonnay base wine for our Traditional Method Blanc de Blancs promises a fresh, medium-bodied sparkling wine that will support ageing on the lees for at least three years prior to disgorging and may be capable of ageing sur lie well beyond.
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size
750ml
country
Canada
region
Ontario
appellation
Niagara Peninsula
Overview
For Chardonnay, 2011 is a very forward vintage in terms of fruit, displaying generous aromas and flavours of green apple, pear and melon. Like the Rieslings, they are aromatically intense and somewhat similar to the highly perfumed 2009’s, though with lower levels of acidity, which suggests that they will be best enjoyed in the near to medium term for their freshness. In the case of the Estate Bottled Chardonnays, the wines will be at their peak with 5-6 years of bottle age. Finally, the Chardonnay base wine for our Traditional Method Blanc de Blancs promises a fresh, medium-bodied sparkling wine that will support ageing on the lees for at least three years prior to disgorging and may be capable of ageing sur lie well beyond.
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Vintage: 2011

The year 2011 was an interesting year for many northern and central European countries, as the weather was more than unpredictable in the spring and summer. However, in most countries, the climatic conditions thankfully settled down in the late summer and fall. The result of this slightly difficult year of weather in France was a set of surprisingly small yields, but overall, these yields were of a higher quality than those harvested in certain previous years. A fantastic set of wines was also made in Italy and Spain, and the Rioja wines - when released - are set to be very good indeed. Austria also had superb year in 2011, with almost fifty percent more grapes being grown and used for their distinctive Gruner Veltliner wines than in the year before. Possibly the European country which had the finest 2011, though, was Portugal, with wineries in the Douro region claiming this year to be one of the best in decades for the production of Port wine, and the bright, young Vinho Verdes wines. In the New World, the Pacific Northwest saw some of the best weather of 2011, and Washington State and Oregon reportedly had a highly successful year, especially for the cultivation of high quality red wine grapes. Chile and Argentina had a relatively cool year, which certainly helped retain the character of many of their key grape varietals, and should make for some exciting drinking. South Africa had especially good weather for their white wine grape varietals, particularly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and many South African wineries are reporting 2011 as one of their best years in recent memory.
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Varietal: Chardonnay

There are few white wine grape varietals as famous or widely appreciated as the Chardonnay, and with good reason. This highly flexible and adaptable grape quickly became a favorite of wineries due to its fairly neutral character. This neutrality allows the wineries to really show off what they are capable of doing, by allowing features of their terroir or aging process to come forward in the bottle. As well as this, most high quality wineries which produce Chardonnay wines take great efforts to induce what is known as malolactic fermentation, which is the conversion of tart malic acids in the grapes to creamy, buttery lactic acids associated with fine Chardonnay. Whilst the popularity of Chardonnay wines has fluctuated quite a considerable amount over the past few decades, it seems the grape varietal allows enough experimentation and versatility for it always to make a successful comeback.
fields

Country: Canada

Canada has been producing quality wines for over two hundred years, and has hundreds of established wineries producing characterful and easily recognizable wines from the many imported grape varietals which flourish in the cool climate and excellent soils which typify the region. The primary wine producing regions of Canada are all located in the south of the country, and benefit from the consistent climate found there. The two largest wine producing regions is Canada are the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, and Niagara Peninsula, in Ontario. Both of these regions produce large quantities of the ice wine Canada is famous for, where the grapes are allowed to freeze on the vine during the early frosts, and thus have their sugars and flavors concentrated, resulting in highly aromatic and often very sweet wines.
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Vintage: 2011

The year 2011 was an interesting year for many northern and central European countries, as the weather was more than unpredictable in the spring and summer. However, in most countries, the climatic conditions thankfully settled down in the late summer and fall. The result of this slightly difficult year of weather in France was a set of surprisingly small yields, but overall, these yields were of a higher quality than those harvested in certain previous years. A fantastic set of wines was also made in Italy and Spain, and the Rioja wines - when released - are set to be very good indeed. Austria also had superb year in 2011, with almost fifty percent more grapes being grown and used for their distinctive Gruner Veltliner wines than in the year before. Possibly the European country which had the finest 2011, though, was Portugal, with wineries in the Douro region claiming this year to be one of the best in decades for the production of Port wine, and the bright, young Vinho Verdes wines. In the New World, the Pacific Northwest saw some of the best weather of 2011, and Washington State and Oregon reportedly had a highly successful year, especially for the cultivation of high quality red wine grapes. Chile and Argentina had a relatively cool year, which certainly helped retain the character of many of their key grape varietals, and should make for some exciting drinking. South Africa had especially good weather for their white wine grape varietals, particularly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and many South African wineries are reporting 2011 as one of their best years in recent memory.
green grapes

Varietal: Chardonnay

There are few white wine grape varietals as famous or widely appreciated as the Chardonnay, and with good reason. This highly flexible and adaptable grape quickly became a favorite of wineries due to its fairly neutral character. This neutrality allows the wineries to really show off what they are capable of doing, by allowing features of their terroir or aging process to come forward in the bottle. As well as this, most high quality wineries which produce Chardonnay wines take great efforts to induce what is known as malolactic fermentation, which is the conversion of tart malic acids in the grapes to creamy, buttery lactic acids associated with fine Chardonnay. Whilst the popularity of Chardonnay wines has fluctuated quite a considerable amount over the past few decades, it seems the grape varietal allows enough experimentation and versatility for it always to make a successful comeback.
fields

Country: Canada

Canada has been producing quality wines for over two hundred years, and has hundreds of established wineries producing characterful and easily recognizable wines from the many imported grape varietals which flourish in the cool climate and excellent soils which typify the region. The primary wine producing regions of Canada are all located in the south of the country, and benefit from the consistent climate found there. The two largest wine producing regions is Canada are the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, and Niagara Peninsula, in Ontario. Both of these regions produce large quantities of the ice wine Canada is famous for, where the grapes are allowed to freeze on the vine during the early frosts, and thus have their sugars and flavors concentrated, resulting in highly aromatic and often very sweet wines.