RKS Wine: leaning post’s The Fifty Chardonnay from Niagara: A Goldie Hawn Wine?

At 540 cases produced this concrete aged Chardonnay can be considered a micro cuvée.

The wine is platinum coloured which may be indicative this is no big Chardonnay. On the nose somewhat of a classic Chardonnay bouquet with lots of apple, pear, guava, slate and just a bit of pineapple and ginger. A gentle Chardonnay on the palate and this palate appreciates an acidity that is well ensconced in the wine. Discrete apple pear and melon with a short but baked apple-tinged finish. A dainty yet vibrant wine with a perky personality. Positively early Goldie Hawn!

Best consumed by the end of 2024 although I do not think it will improve with ageing.

Would suit simply prepared lake fish, poultry and since it is summer here in Ontario a zucchini blossom pasta.

(leaning post Chardonnay 2020 The Fifty, VQA Niagara Peninsula, $22.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 578864, 12.5%, 750 mL, RKS Wine Rating 91/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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