New in Ontario Wineries

• Purchase the following 2 wines in person at Château des Charmes Niagara-on-the-Lake winery at 1025 York Rd, St. David’s ON or in their Ottawa or Toronto retail store, or online, by the two-bottle minimum, for daily home, restaurant or office delivery from Château des Charmes.

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Château des Charmes ‘Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard’ Chardonnay 2013
VQA St. David’s Bench $22.95 13.0% alcohol 
Hints of sweet spice, vanilla and custard flan aromas interweave with delicious fruit and warm butter pastry on the nose of this creamy, elegant gem. Dry, medium-full bodied, barrel fermented and aged, the flavours of ripe pineapple and apricot, pear and lemon curd permeate the palate while deftly balanced oak manifests in subtle notes of toasted nut and flaky pastry. The finish shows good length, full fruit and a fine backbone of acidity; it’s a great match for full-flavored dishes—chicken Caesar salad or lobster thermidor. (Susan Desjardins)

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Château des Charmes ‘Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard’ Pinot Noir 2014
VQA St. David’s Bench $35.00 13.0% alcohol
This is medium weight with good texture, depth and intensity marked by red fruit, nerve and verve—a classic cool-climate Pinot. Hi-toned aromas of exotic spice, tobacco and red berry fruit release a tang-infused wash of red currant and pie cherry garnished with truffles and a solid line of lip-smacking acidity. It finishes in a blaze of tang on the dry finish. It’s drinking well now, pour with grilled rack of lamb. (Vic Harradine)