Prince Edward County Chardonnay

Norman Hardie

Pronunciation
shaRD-oh-nay
Year
Current
Type
White
Winery
Norman Hardie
Region
Canada
Oenologist
Norman Hardie

Overview

Norman Hardie’s winery is in the southwest corner of Prince Edward County , on a distinct soil type called Hillier limestone. It is predominately dark clay littered with pieces of calcerous limestone ranging in size from small pebbles to large stones. This soil type, almost identical to Burgundy ’s Cote d’Or, is the key to the unique qualities to Norman ’s wines. Because of Prince Edward County ’s climate and soil, it is perfectly suited to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Norman also aims for a restrained style of winemaking, with balance, finesse, and agebility.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Chardonnay
Vinification
Grapes are pressed and fermented in temp-controlled in stainless steel tanks. Lees are gently stirred.
Aging
Mixture of french oak barrels. Variety of coopers and toasting levels.
Alcohol
12%
| Appearance
Light green gold
| Aroma
Very Burgundian nose of toast, mineral, green apple, white flowers and chalk.
| Taste
Richly textured, with a complex flavour of mineral, apple and smoke
| Serving Suggestions
White fleshed fish, rabbit and pork

Prince Edward County Chardonnay

Suggested Retail:
$38.00
CSPC#:
740108
Available Sizes:
750ml