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Canaan Chapter and Verse Select Chardonnay 2017

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Primary Notes: Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange

Secondary Notes: Vanilla Toast

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 14.5

Origin: Hebei, China

Maker: Canaan Winery

Grape: Chardonnay

Fermentation: Slight Wood

Awards:

Decanting: Up to 15 minutes

Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 8–10 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Dim Sum, Japanese seared scallops, Pad Thai

Western Food Pairing: White wine chicken thighs, lobster risotto,

Description

Canaan Chapter and Verse Select Chardonnay 2017

Canaan Chapter and Verse Select Chardonnay is a part of the "Select" range of Canaan Winery's "Chapter and Verse" wines. Light straw yellow color. Exudes aromas of orange peels over subtle toasty notes. The medium-bodied palate is balanced, generous and lifted by a bright refreshing acidity. Fresh grapefruit and lemon citrus flavours dominate but play with hints of vanilla and toast that extend long into the finish.

Fun Fact: 

Canaan Winery uses the label "Shi Bai Pian" in order to avoid confusion with the brand Kanaan in the Ningxia region. The term "Shi Bai Pian" (translates directly as "A Hundred Poems") was coined by acclaimed Chinese poet Du Fu from the Tang Dynasty when he composed the poem 'Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup'.

Basically, elite scholars and influential people in the Tang Dynasty loved to gather and drink fine wines together. This inspired Du Fu to write 'Ode to Eight Wine Immortals', a humorous piece that pictures eight of his contemporaries (well respected men who were politicians, poets, musicians and calligraphers) as huge drunks.

Canaan uses the name "Chapter and Verse" as an English tribute to "Shi Bai Pian". It celebrates the creative and devoted vignerons who made fine wines possible and also shares the story of Canaan's passionate people who have been toiling all year round to bring you the best of what nature has offered them.

100% Chardonnay. The fruit for this wine comes from Canaan Winery's 600 hectare vineyards in Huailai, Hebei. Historical documents reveal that there have been over 1,200 years of grape growing records within Huailai. Huailai is adjacent to Guan Tin Lake, a water body of 290 square km surface, that serves as a natural air temperature regulator. Mountain ranges situated to the north and south of Canaan vineyards channel seasonal NW dry air from the North, which substantially reduces disease pressure to the grape vines. The vineyard sites that produce Chardonnay sit at an altitude of 920–1,050 metres and have high gravel, sandy loam soils.

Cold settling, 1520 days of cool fermentation between 1318°C), some components in barrels.