Quails’ Gate, VQA Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2015
- Our Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay combines citrus and stone fruits with delicate sprinklings of ginger and cinnamon. There is a toasty, biscuity character that is cleverly implanted by the French oak barrel fermentation creating a harmony of ripe fruit, toasty oak and youthful mouth watering acidity.
- The Chardonnay grapes were harvested from 100% estate grown French clone vines. The wine was hand crafted using regular lees stirring and full malolactic fermentation in French oak (40% new, 60% 1 year old). This wine will reward careful cellaring for up to 5 years.
- 90 Points - Anthony Gismondi, gismondionwine.com, Oct. 17, 2016