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 Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.