40 Knots Estate
October 26 2019
Stone fruits and tropical zest dominate with a sweet fruit entry and a long finish. Cellaring will reward those with patience. The perfect accompaniment to anything you harvest from the sea. Naturally vegan friendly and gluten free.
National Wine Awards of Canada - Silver 2016 Northwest Wine Summit - Silver
Terroir - Salish Sea: Soils consisting of sandy gravelly marine over sandy gravelly morainal leading to schistic clay at 12-16' depths. Elevation sloping 3° seaward. Hot to moderate day temp, cooling at night from the ocean breeze. Very mild winters, seldom reaching below 0°C. Farming: VSP (Vertical Shoot Position)/cane pruning (single and double cane). Sustainable farming methods, no synthetics and minimum organic certified products used.
A stainless steel driven Chardonnay reflects the freshness and purity in this timeless variety. Showcasing the vineyard not the barrel. Aged 8 months. A clean, fresh and disrobed Chardonnay
Grapes: Pinot Gris - Clone 457 - Burgundy
Food Pairing Notes
Cheese, seafood, creamy pasta sauce.
Karl from My Wine Pal says this: 40 Knots Uncloaked Chardonnay 2016 ($22.90) – “A stainless steel driven Chardonnay to reflect the freshness and purity of fruit in this timeless variety. Showcasing the vineyard and not the barrel. A clean, fresh, and disrobed Chardonnay.” John Schreiner says this: 40 Knots Unoaked Chardonnay 2016 ($22.90 for 414 cases). The grapes for this wine were grown, and very well grown, in the Comox Valley. The alcohol is just 11.9% but the flavours are ripe. Light, dry and refreshing, this wine has aromas and flavours of apples and pineapples. It is well balanced with a tangy finish. 90
(Aug 14, 2018 at 12:21 PM)
I love this vintage of Chardonnay done in a Chablis style. Its so silky and pairs wonderfully with local seafood
(Jan 29, 2019 at 9:22 PM)
We won a bottle of this wine at the Dine Around Victoria Gala and what a great discovery. Fresh without being sharp and with a smooth finish.
(Feb 27, 2021 at 11:55 AM)
I don't always gravitate to Chardonnay, but this one is different! Very smooth. Really a wonderful wine.