The 2010 Acte12 showcases a wonderful structure and balance. The lemon and citrus characters are nicely paired with the softer pear, banana and pineapple notes. The fruit is nicely complimented by fresh cut hay, and honey characters which offers another layer to the wine.
The mouth feel is a combination of creamy vanilla and lemon meringue pie with a hint of minerality. The finish is very clean and lingers on the palate for just the right amount of time. Overall the oak and stainless steel play very nicely together and make for a wonderful food friendly wine.
About Acte 12 Chardonnay
The wine is named in honour of the “12th Acte” passed by the First Representative Assembly of the New World at Jamestown Island in 1619. The Governor and Counsel enacted laws of which the 12th read as follows:
“Moreover…, that every householder doe yearly plante and maintaine ten vines, untill they have attained to the arte and experience of dressing a Vineyard, either by their owne industry, or by the Instruction of some Vigneron. And that upon what penalty soever the Governour and Counsell of Estate shall thinke fitt to impose upone the neglecters of this acte.”