Flavours of fresh apple, with undertones of vanilla bean and baking spice.
Colour is rich golden straw. Upfront aromas of butter-poached pear, preserved lemon and fresh baked bread. The palate delivers flavours of fresh apple, with undertones of vanilla bean and baking spice. A delicate mouth-feel with acidity to stay refreshed. The oak is well integrated and although present, not overpowering the fruit. Long lingering finish.
Availability: this wine is available exclusively through the Rockway Vineyards wine boutique.
Rockway Vineyards' 2014 Wild Ferment Chardonnay (VQA) has proudly won the following awards:
Silver Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
"This displays stunning purity of fruit, balance, structure and charm—huge kudos to Rockway winemaker, David Stasiuk. Hand-harvested fruit was whole-cluster pressed, racked off coarse lees into French oak barrel where fermentation and malolactic conversion were followed by 7-months oak aging with lees stirring before bottling. Aromas of baking spice and orchard fruit give way to a gorgeously textured and complex medium-bodied river of pineapple, lemon-lime and quince jelly. Pour alongside roast pork tenderloin."
***** Five Stars (Vic Harradine)
"A medium body Chardonnay, which shows great poise. Peach, green apple, pear, citrus, honey and vanilla are built on a creamy texture and excellent length. Without a doubt, this is a wine that requires lobster or Alaskan king crab with drawn butter."
90 Points (Evan Saviolidis)