Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Sep 17, 2009 Château des Charmes Chardonnay Musqué 2007 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestNiagara Peninsula, Ontario$18.99 BCLSwww.chateaudescharmes.comYou don’t see too many Niagara wines in the BC market – in fact, in this province it’s easy to forget that BC isn’t the centre of the Canadian winemaking universe (sorry!). This is proof positive that our Eastern kin are excelling at expressing their terroir as well. Château des Charmes is one of the larger wineries in Niagara, and founder Paul Bosc pioneered this unique Chardonnay clone in the Niagara Peninsula. The area now excels at Musqué, the unique grape being well suited to the soils and climate. This full-bodied charmer is unoaked, allowing the ripe fruit flavours to shine. Aromatic honeysuckle and spice lead to tangy citrus and sweet, zippy melon-apple flavours. This lush white has an intoxicating spice quality (white pepper?), lovely honeyed texture throughout, and a nice lengthy finish. Pair with poultry or lighter pork dishes and spice-roasted squash – perfect for fall.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)ChardonnayOntarioWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.