Closson Chase 2007 South Clos Chardonnay
Ten years ago, there was hardly a vine in the area, and now over thirty wineries are active. Closson Chase is one of the very best (along with Long Dog, Norman Hardie, By Chadsey’s Cairn and Rosehall Run), with careful vineyard management and unabashed use of barrel-fermentation in French oak for the Chardonnays. The South Clos, priced around 40$, shows a lot of that wood, with lovely spice and vanilla complementing the buttery and white fruit aromas. Refreshing acidity and a solid mineral backbone distinguish the wine completely from, say, a California chardonnay.
WHO Closson Chase
WHERE Canada, Ontario
HOW MUCH 40$ (Canadian)