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Nor­man Hardie Chardon­nay Un­fil­tered VQA (VIN­TAGES 184432, $39.20). The ter­ri­ble frost of May 23, 2015, took out al­most all the Chardon­nay in Norm Hardie’s Prince Ed­ward County vine­yard. For this vin­tage, there­fore, he used Ni­a­gara fruit, leav­ing the young wine on the lees for six months and giv­ing it a min­i­mum of sul­phur. Nat­u­rally fresh and vi­brant, it shows an al­most salty min­er­al­ity with racy acid­ity and lin­ger­ing im­pres­sions of firm peach and cit­rus. This is ele­gant, so­phis­ti­cated cool-cli­mate Chardon­nay at its best.

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