Château des Charmes Chardonnay Musqué 2007

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

$18.99 BCLS

You 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.

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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 ...

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