Cool Climate Chardonnay


In the past couple of years there’s been a lot of talk about Cool Climate Chardonnay. And Niagara hosts a festival in celebration of it. Personally I don’t see a huge diff in the ‘cool’ verses ‘hot’ climate wines as both areas seem to craft towards an internationally accepted, middle/medium style. With some exceptions of course. Such as the wine in my glass – which really feels ‘cold.’ Temperature wise for sure, but also in a crisp, refreshing way. Sure, there’s also subtle Chardonnay sexiness, but the main experience is of a sharp, nervy edge – the characteristics of Cool Climate whites. So there you have it. Henry is a really good dry white wine that tastes a bit like Chardonnay. Medium bodied and versatile.

HENRY of PELHAM 13 Chardonnay, VQA Niagara 291211 $14.95

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