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Chardonnay Select VQA

by Big Head 2019

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Delivery Time :
1-2 weeks (Complimentary Delivery)

Producer : Big Head

Region : Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Caviar, Rich Fish, Scallop, Vegetables, White Meat

Tasting Notes

This is our first carbonic Chardonnay. I will be honest; I was giddy with excitement when I tried this from barrel halfway through its maturation. I am a fan of wines that have a specific aroma of struck match, or some call “reductive” (I’ll argue it’s from excess sulphur during fermentation).


This Chardonnay will not disappoint. It has just the right amount of oak to balance that smokiness and the concentration of fruit from a good vintage, not to mention the resulting intense fruit aromas from carbonic fermentation. Ripe yellow pear, fresh pineapple, and tangerine all take turns in your nose, with a slight baking spice and pie crust envelope that tries to keep the fruit and match bomb contained.


The palate is full, concentrated, balanced and long. It is dry, but has a ripeness that balances the fresh acidity, and I can’t find a single imperfection. This is delicious. I will be drinking this on its own, or with my favourite dish: crab legs dipped in butter


Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Cellaring Drink Now
Sweetness D - Dry See Sweetness Chart
Sugar Content (g/L) <2g/L
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Big Head
Region Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
Alcohol 12.0% alc./vol.
Style Aromatic whites
Vintage 2019
Farming Method Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes Chardonnay
Food Pairing Caviar, Rich Fish, Scallop, Vegetables, White Meat
Descriptors Fruity
Wine Type White
Wood Presence Unoaked
Body Full
Price of Case $456.00

The Producer

Big Head

A family of passionate individuals that love all things vinous, Big Head Wines have been making wine in the Niagara area for over a decade, and this is their first project on their own. Big Head sources only the best fruit from the Niagara region, working closely with growers that share their attention to detail and pursuit of the highest quality.


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