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Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay

As our flagship white wine at Quails’ Gate, our Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay has a reputation for its quality and consistency, and the 2016 is no exception. It is rich with a palate bursting with vibrant orchard fruit and an elegant buttery charm.

Tasting & Pairing

On the nose, notes of tangerine zest, orange blossom, dried sage and buttery shortbread. It is very well balanced with alluring fruit aromas, a refreshing acidity and lingering stony minerality. We suggest serving slightly chilled (10 to 12° C), slightly warmer than most white wines to fully enjoy its elegance. Pair alongside rich seafood dishes, such as lobster with butter or shellfish bisque. It would also be lovely with a finely minced beef tartare with parmesan and truffle or baked ham studded with cloves.

Winemaking

The fruit is sourced from our premium Chardonnay blocks on the volcanic slopes of Boucherie Mountain just above the winery. The Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented in quality French oak, both new and old. Battonage and full malolactic fermentation were carried out to enhance the mid palate and give the wine its rich, creamy character. Enjoy now until 2025.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 13.5%
Total acidity: 6.2 g/l
Residual sweetness: 1.8 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 639641
UPC code: 778856216011
Date bottled: August, 2017
Case volume: 2345 (6/case)

Winery Retail Price: $39.99

Wine Club Price: $33.99