Wine of the Week for July 28, 2008

Miss me? We just returned from a couple of weeks off, visiting kinfolk in the "Mid-west" where I had my fill of shiraz. Time to get back to the interesting and refreshing...

Folinari Regata IGT 2006 - $10.95
Style: W3


This blend of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and garganega shows aromas of tree fruits, perfume, ripe apple and a touch of vanilla bean. My notes say "perky", round and nicely balanced, with apple, goose berry and a hint of citrus. Very good body with a long, nicely evolving and refreshing finish. Would go nicely with pork or flavourful seafoods. (LCBO 78014)

A Canadian Moment...

Stonechurch Riesling VQA 2006 - $12.95
Style: W3

Canada: Niagara

This off-dry version presents petrol right off the top, with dried peach and a hint of tart apple. the palate is loaded with ripe apple followed by nuances of peach and grapefruit. Good body and length, and a crisp even finish, it's very nicely done, and don't worry about the sugar. Just pair it with spicy or salty foods. (LCBO 78022)

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