Malivoire Estate Grown Chardonnay 2018, VQA Beamsville Bench

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (573147)

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90 pts
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Critic Reviews (3)

Michael Godel
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Michael Godel

A blend of fruit from three farms, though mostly Moira in origin. Rich and developed vintage, fruit considered and...

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Steve Thurlow
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Steve Thurlow

The 2018 chardonnay is a fine cool climate example that is classic Niagara and a great deal at $20. It is classy with...

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John Szabo, MS
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John Szabo, MS

From three sites, though mostly Moira Vineyard, all hand picked, partially destemmed. Half barrel fermented (old...

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Community Reviews (2)

It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Not much to add to John, Michael and Steve's notes. This is simply a fine cool climate chard, with no resorting to heavy oak or other manipulations. Niagara, and in particular, Malivoire, do this variety so well, Fine value indeed. Tasted Nov 2020.

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todd10
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When I tried this, it might have been around 11C. It had tree fruit aromas such as apple and pear. It had a medium body mouth feel and was tasty but not crisp. Throughout the evening it sat in my wine chiller and must have went down to about 6 or 7C. As expected at those temperatures, the aromas were muted but the crisp taste that I prefer came out.
Not a bad wine at that price.
Tasted September 2020

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