Navigation
Account

Westcott Estate Chardonnay 2018

‹Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

Westcott Estate Chardonnay

The 2016 Estate Chardonnay is an exciting symphony of sight, smell and taste. Its straw colour hints at the elegance of the flavours possessed inside. Notes of baked apple, spice and an edge of pineapple leaves the palate wonderfully stimulated and it is simultaneously dry and sturdy, yet creamy and rather curvy. The delightful texture and bottom notes hinting of honeycomb and brioche are followed by a sustained finish. Drink now or whenever you want reminding that life is really good.

Having enjoyed global careers in banking and tech, Grant Westcott and Carolyn Hurst knew they weren’t the “retiring” kind. With Carolyn being a native of the Niagara region (E.L. Crossley High represent!) and a passionate oenophile, and Grant being a former cattle farmer in his younger years and no stranger to working the land, purchasing and running a vineyard seemed like the perfect way for the couple to combine their passions and finally bet on themselves. Initially thinking they would grow grapes and sell them to other wineries, they started with a vision of the type of wine they would love to help to create. After consulting with local experts and winemaking trailblazers and being inspired by the cool climate Chardonnays and Pinots coming out of Moira Vineyard at Malivoire, 13th Street, Flat Rock and the Le Clos Jordan vineyards, they planted twenty-eight acres of grapes and were on their way!

As time went on, however, they realized that they wanted to produce their own wine under their own Westcott Vineyards label. Winemaker Arthur Harder joined them to take their precious grapes and create their first vintage in 2012. In true “garagistes” style, their first wines were made in their equipment barn while the pair worked their way through the permit process for the main winery building.

They continued their study of cool climate viticulture and were fortunate to have their son, Garett Westcott, join them in the vineyard and Alain Sutre guide their viticulture practices the next year. Construction on the main building (which features a reclaimed 200-year old timber frame and foundation from a barn several kilometers away) began in the fall of 2013. The tasting room was opened in July 2014 and their daughter, Victoria Westcott, joined the team to lead the customer experience.

Grant and Carolyn are excited about the promise their wines are showing and strive to improve every year, constantly growing and listening – to the earth, the grapes, and their customers. They are at 3180 17th Street, in Jordan Station, waiting for you to join them and share a glass of wine.

 

Hay Wines – Westcott Estate Chardonnay

Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Westcott Estate Chardonnay 2018”

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Returns & Delivery
Returns and Exchanges

All goods should be examined upon receipt, and any claim for loss or breakage notified by email or telephone to Hay Wines immediately. In the case of goods delivered by couriers, unless any claim is made within 24 hours, no compensation, refund or other credit will be available. In the case of damaged goods, Hay Wines reserves the right to collect these.

Ship your items back to us

If you wish to return your order due to an error on our behalf, we are happy to collect or get our courier to collect from the delivery address stated on the invoice, providing the parcel is securely packed in the same way as it was sent out. If you wish to return the parcel yourself please feel free to do so. Once the parcel has returned to us we will refund you the full amount. Please note that refunds may take up to 7 working days to appear in your account.

For more information, view our full Terms and Conditions information.

Related Products

Cave de Hunawihr Gewurztraminer Reserve 2018

Straw yellow in colour with silvery gold tints. The nose is very complex, with notes of exotic fruits (lychee, mango) and subtle aromas of white pepper. The mouth is full and very long. This is a wine with good freshness from lingering acidity balanced with a touch of residual sugar on the finish.
£16.49 Add to basket

Dobogo Tokaji Furmint 2017

Medium gold in colour with a complex array of aromas including fresh notes of lime, pear, ripe apple, quince, herbs, chamomile and a hint of spiciness. The taught acid structure balances the ripe fruit concentration and salty, mineral character, which lingers on the elegant finish. This is a young and dynamic wine, which can be enjoyed immediately or aged for several years.
£23.49 Add to basket

Jean-Claude Bachelet Puligny Montrachet Les Aubues 2017

This is really classy in 2010, the first year with the name of the lieu-dit on the label. A beautiful floral nose, dancing fruit, charming and balanced, it possesses an excellent racy acidity and is altogether a great success. From 50-year-old vines in Les Aubues, an enclave within better known Enceigneres, this is very attractive with quite a full nose and an excellent finish.
£63.69 Add to basket

Peter Lehmann Margaret Semillon 2012

While bottle ageing in the Tanunda cellars, the wine has developed an attractive vibrant green/gold colour. The bouquet shows hints of lemon flower together with some waxy, honeyed development so typical of great, aged Semillon. The grapes were picked early in the season to retain more natural acidity and the palate is dry with a zesty finish.
£17.29 Add to basket

Oyster Catcher Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Pale straw yellow in colour. The nose is full of citrus, herbs and passionfruit. The palate is crisp, lemon-scented and medium-full bodied, with a touch of florality alongside the appealing, juicy fruit flavours.
£7.29 Add to basket

Three Choirs Willow Brook 2020

Aromatic, soft off dry white with a spicy lychee character from The Siegerrebe grape, floral qualities from the Schonburger and crispness from the Seyval Blanc.
£10.99 Add to basket
Sale! 6bf38f69-b8f6-4ea3-86ee-20422c3abed5

Domaine Patrick Vauvy Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Attractively aromatic, rich dry Sauvignon showing the fruit character of fully ripe grapes. Exotic fruits in abundance on the nose and just a hint of mint. On the palate its fresh and tangy and the finish is fruity and moreish. The obvious accompaniment to asparagus with hollandaise but should be tried with goats cheese and works well with tuna dishes.
£10.99 Add to basket

Axel Pauly Purist Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2020

Bright golden yellow with green hues. The nose has fresh hay along with yellow and exotic fruits. The palate is fresh and medium-bodied, with a striking mineral character and clear tropical fruit notes before the long finish.
£18.49 Add to basket

Dandelion Vineyards Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley 2018

The appearance of Dandelion Vineyards Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley Riesling foretells the pristine and unalloyed quality of its fruit. Classic aromatics of citrus zest, lemon foliage and hints of dragon fruit flowers are etched by a clear steely minerality. This is an attractively textural wine displaying the variety's intense purity. Bone dry, its structure and length is underpinned by austere acidity.
£14.29 Add to basket

Aromo Viognier 2018

Full bodied white with a rich background of savoury notes, a very aromatic peach and mayblossom fruit character, but without any sweetness. No oak and fresh fruit makes this wine a real winner. The Aromo wines have a great charm and appeal and this is no exception.
£8.99 Add to basket
Back to top