Tastes likeA crisp and savoury Meursault from Burgundy. Complex, mineral tones and impressive length. Flavours of melted butter and pastry, with nutty/spicy elements and some smoky intensity. Quite a hefty wine. Elegant.Pairs withGrilled birds, fish and pig. Scallops in cream sauce, Dover sole, lobster, mushroom risotto, creamy pasta; soft cheeses like brie, or something nutty like an aged Gouda. Roasted poultry, the more seasoned the better.Good forFall feasts. Embracing autumn and all its smoky, nutty, rooty glory. And cheese… don’t forget the cheese.
Why we're drinking thisThere’s nothing like a carefully crafted, big, rich, smoky Chardonnay—and this small-batch beauty from Niagara’s Ravine Vineyard is perfection in a bottle. The heft and complexity is just stunning—this is a big wine, made in the style of Burgundy’s famous Meursault wines. And what a whopper it is!
Ravine Vineyards in Niagara is producing some of Canada’s most expressive wines, with a particular focus on Chardonnay. Sommelier Lindsay Groves rates the 2013 Estate Chardonnay 91 points and hones in on “notes of melted butter and pastry, brimming with fruit and a masculine style and structure.” Sommelier Zoltan Szabo scores the wine at 92 points. He describes it as “crisp with great length, a connoisseur’s Chardonnay.”
With the holiday season around the corner and falling temperatures, the Ravine 2013 Estate Chardonnay is the perfect match for a wide variety of roasted birds, pork or veggies. This wine is made for food and is remarkably versatile. Experimentation is in order.
Drink this: Now through 2019.Grape: Chardonnay.Region: VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Alcohol: 13%Production: 601 casesWinery: Ravine Vineyards
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Recipe pairing by our friends at Fresh Canteen
Italian Pork Chop with Porchetta Spice, Homemade Apple Sauce & Rice.