Wine of the Week for December 17, 2007

Konzelmann Pinot Blanc VQA 2006 - $10.15
Style: W1
Canada: Niagara

This is a delightful example of what this grape can do in Niagara. The colour is a medium almond-straw. Rich and spicy on the nose, with citrus, banana, pine and a touch of apricot and a slight woody note. Barely off-dry with yummy apple-grapefruit flavours, delicate acidity and a hint of spritz. A nice choice for antipasto, ham or seasonal bird. (LCBO 219279)

Wine of the Week for December 3, 2007

Concha y Toro "Trio" Sauvignon Blanc 2005 - $ 12.95
Style: W2

What I like at Sauvignon is its ability to adapt and even excel in a variety of terroirs. Here we have a medium platinum-straw coloured wine that is loaded lush gooseberries and crushed leaves on the nose with just a touch of crabapple. Tangy orange peel leads off on the palate, with a crisp and refreshing acidity closing with tangy lemon. Very good, fleshy, and with good length. An excellent example of typicity that will go well with any kind of bird or fish, although I would go with stuffed peppers. (LCBO 678656)