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Château des Charmes Cabernet Franc 2015
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake $14.95 (162602) 13.0% alcohol
Displaying good colour intensity, it offers smoky roasted red peppers, blackberry, cassis and sweet spice mingling with attractive earthy notes. Clean and dry, refreshing on the palate, the appealing earthiness replays bright flavours of fresh berries and light notes of toast and cocoa. Well-framed by perceptible tannin and fresh acidity, the wine finishes bright, lively and dry. This Ontario classic pairs with meat-based pasta or dense winter stew. (Susan Desjardins)

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Château des Charmes ‘Barrel-fermented’ Chardonnay 2015
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake $14.95 (81653) 14.3% alcohol
Aromas of baked, buttered pears and ripe apples with delicate hints of spice and brown sugar waft from the glass. Mid weight with creamy texture, it offers excellent value, ripe flavours of tree fruit, hints of pineapple and cinnamon underpinned by well-defined citrus acidity. Showing good balance, roundness of fruit and lingering lively notes of spice on the finish, it’s a great match for roast chicken, veal piccata or pork tenderloin. (Susan Desjardins)