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Norman Hardie County Chardonnay Unfilteredtext
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Norman Hardie County Chardonnay Unfiltered 2013

Prince Edward County, Ontario, CanadaStandout Ontario wine tasted at Vancouver Wine Festival 2017. The County chardonnay was grown on five separate sites, is a blend of two clones, was wild yeast fermented (started in horizontal stainless tanks and finished mostly in 500L French barrels, 30 percent of which were new). No sulphur was added for a year, after which the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Toasted popcorn, kernal, broken stone and mineral. Limestone distinctiveness throughout. Lovely flint edge, into an alluring and characteristic reductive note. Wild herbs, salted and brown butter savouriness lingering on the finish. The finest Chardonnay I've tasted from Canada, and on par with any, anywhere.Tasted: 22 February 2017Tasted by: Prices: ON 40.00 winery direct Producer: Norman HardieDistributors: Lifford Wine and Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 837654599501