Well, I say to those ABCers: "try a cool climate chardonnay!"
|I was eager and early|
|My favourite sound - pop!|
latitude (how far north or south the location is from the equator)
altitude (how high up the vineyards are)
proximity to large body of water (water acts like thermal regulator)
Cool climate chardonnays really show their sense of "place". They express where they were born and raised. Chardonnays coming from cooler climates are delicate, elegant and have wonderful minerality. They can be extremely refreshing (from that great acidity) and complex.
|Candians make great wine!|
Flat Rock Cellars
Le Clos Jordanne
"Thirty Ontario wineries started the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Association – a not-for-profit group devoted to reinstating the dignity of chardonnay." - www.coolchardonnay.org
I'm a lover of Ontario Chardonnay. I'll shout it out loud! I did, however, taste some lovely Chardonnays from other parts of the world. Don't hate me Ontario. My love affair with you will never be overshadowed.
|Vie di Romans|
"located within the DOC zone of Friuli Isonzo, in the most easternmost area of northern Italy, close to the Slovenian border. The Adriatic is barely 20 km (1243 miles) to the south, and the first slopes of the Alps about 30 km (1864 miles) to the north."
Interesting read: www.coolchardonnay.org/node/1038
I think Chardonnay is one cool grape. No more ABC! Unless it's the Jackson 5. Enjoy!