Westcott Estate Chardonnay 2016 75cl
So if you like Rully or white Mercurey from Burgundy, give this a shot - it is just as tasty, in the same style, but much cheaper!
"Another excellent Chardonnay in the Westcott portfolio, the 2016 Reserve Chardonnay was crafted from a special selection of French oak barrels. Aromas of stone fruit, peach and vanilla on the nose. The palate is dry and full bodied; flavours of baked apple, brioche and butterscotch with a toasty creamy texture. A long, sustained finish and soft tannins."
Following their global careers in banking and tech, instead of retiring Grant Westcott and Carolyn Hurst decided to combine their passions (Carolyn being a passionate oenophile and Grant being a former cattle farmer) and purchase a vineyard.
They initially thought they would grow the grapes to sell them to other wineries, with a vision of the type of wine they would like to help to create but as time went on, they realised that they wanted to produce their own wine under their own Westcott Vineyards label. Their first vintage was in 2012 and then they continued their study of cool climate viticulture. Their son, Garett joined them in the vineyard the next year.
They continued developments on the property, and in July 2014 the tasting room was opened, at the same time as their daughter, Victoria, joined the tead, leading the customer experience.
In 2018 they bought Butler's Grant Vineyards to expand their portfolio to include Riesling and Cabernet Franc. They strive to improve every year, constantly growing and listening to the earth, the grapes and their customer.
Country: Canada | Region: Ontario | Alcohol: TBC | Grapes: Chardonnay