Vintage & Viticulture
2014 vintage started with a below norm temperatures from January to April. May came in with more normal temperatures and allowed the vines to settle in. Most of the summer was cooler and wetter which resulted in slow and steady maturation. August and September was back to normal temperatures and allowed the fruit to ripen. Harvest was as late as 10 days.
Wine was made using our oldest block of chardonnay planted in 1981. Wines from this block have always given us beautifully complex wines and 2014 is no exception. A slow warm fermentation in stainless steel was followed by aging 18 months in 80% new French oak and 20% in old American oak. The wine will continue to develop in bottle.
A complex layering of apple, pear, vanilla spice on the nose. Aromas are replicated on the palate with creamy rich notes of butter integrated with sweet oak on the finish.
Will pair beautifully with any cream based dish. Try with smoked salmon or shellfish dipped in melted butter.
Shipping charges in Canada range from $30.00 to $50.00 per 12 bottles (case). Reif Estate online orders are available to Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Manitoba addresses only. You must be 19 or older to order and must be available to sign for your order with proper identification. Wine cannot legally be left without a signature, therefore we strongly recommend delivery to a work address. If you are for any reason dissatisfied with one of our products, please contact us. For orders outside of Ontario please contact the winery at orders [at] reifwinery.com.