West Dorset Chardonnay 2014

West Dorset Chardonnay 2014
West Dorset Chardonnay 2014

Tasting Note

A new addition to the portfolio this is a lovely full-bodied, food-friendly dry white wine.  It is star-bright with a deep lemon core and viscous legs.  It has pronounced aromas of baked apple, butter and a hint of beeswax.  The palate is rich, round and smooth with a lovely silky, mouth-coating texture.  Flavours include ripe quince, dried apricots, candied peel and stewed apple compote.  It boasts a savoury complexity with a few nutty undertones and a hint of ginger spice finish.  It has power and depth plus superb oak integration, giving structure without masking the fruit.

1 - 5 Bottles£11.95 each

12 + Bottles£11.95 each

Food matching

Great served slightly chilled with meaty fish such as pan-fried monkfish tails, baked cod or local fish and chips.  Also good with roast chicken and thyme-scented sauteed potatoes.  It works well with pastry dishes like salmon encroute and can even stand up to smoked fish dishes such as smoked haddock timbale or mild curried fish kedgeree.

Wine making

Bunches of Chardonnay were gently whole-bunch pressed to extract the juice with the strongest fruit flavours.

Technical information

  • Alcohol: 12%

Cepage

100% Chardonnay

Tasting notes and food pairing suggestions by local wine expert and consultant Rebecca Mitchell AIWS.

Recent Awards

Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Competition: Gold Medal 2014 International Wine Challenge Tropy Winner Effervescents du Monde - Gold in 2013 Decanter - Bronze in 2011