A Happy Easter to everybody. We hope people are being able to relax in these strange and sometimes troubling times. When we are all stuck inside, quarantined with our loved ones, or just ourselves, so enjoying a good bottle of wine at the end of the day will for the readers of this blog be a welcoming time of the day. For this week’s wine we have travelled to the sane country in North America – you know – the country with a leader that actually knows how to lead.
Canada isn’t perhaps the a country most people think of when it comes to wine. We think of Canada as a cold country, more like Norway than a the wine growing countries we know in Europe. But Canada has been producing wine for over 200 years and the Vikings did call it Vinland …
This week’s wine comes from Quails Gate, situated in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. The vines are beautifully situated above Lake Okanagan and are all south facing so the get a lot of sun exposure. The soils are rich with volcanic rock, clay, gravel and glacial till adding to the great minerality and freshness of the wines.
Quails' Gate Chardonnay 2016 – 200,- kr
At first whiff of this wine I thought I was mistaken and had opened a Chablis! High praise indeed, but deserved. There were also some great and pleasant lime notes. In the mouth good acidity and minerality that gave the wine a freshness to it. The flavours ranged from pear and lemon to vanilla, butter and walnuts. A great and complex wine.