I am a big fan of Norman Hardie, namely his Pinot Noir, so any chance to try anything Norm Hardie is extremely exciting to me.
Norman Hardie started his winemaking journey as a sommelier and soon trained throughout the world working with various prominent wineries. He came back to Canada in 2003 to plant his roots in Prince Edward County to formulate his own winery and produce some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir found in Ontario, Canada.
The Norm Hardie Unfiltered Chardonnay 2013 holds a crisp golden hue. On the nose, you’ll pick up burnt oak, pear and lemon. On the palate, green apple, oak, lemon and lime, with crisp acidity and pear are noted. This is a fantastic Chardonnay that would please the palates of even red wine preferred drinkers.
While Norm is known for making wines in the PEC, the Norm Hardie Unfiltered Chardonnay 2013 was made from grapes harvested in Niagara.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $39.99.
We gave this wine a score of 4.5 out of 5.