Wine of the Week for February 23, 2009

Castillo de Monseran Viura 2006 - $8.95
Style: W2


The Viura grape is native to Spain and often reminds of Sauvignon Blanc. The aromas here are quite up-front though hard to pin down, showing hints of lime jujube, lemon drops and orange. The palate is laid-back, but with good character, fullish on the palate, a soft acidity, and a gentle close. Quite impressive for the price. Try with BBQ chicken or "white" pizza. (LCBO 73387)

A Canadian Moment ...

Dan Aykroyd Discovery Series Riesling VQA 2007 - $14.95
Style: W3


I’ve been less than impressed with previous Aykroyd efforts. This one shows rich lime, paraffin, apple and orange zest aromas. Nearly dry, very smooth, with tart apple and lime flavours and a soft acidity. Medium-light bodied with good length, it's smooth and silky. An easy drinker that would suit appled/pork dishes or schnitzel. (LCBO 101857)

1 comment:

Fiona McIntosh said...

Hello Richard,

Thank you for the review of our Dan Aykroyd Discovery Series Riesling 2007. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

I just wanted to clarify that all of our Dan Aykroyd Wines are in fact 100% VQA Ontario wines (as opposed Cellared in Canada). The Discovery Series of wines are wines that Dan has discovered in his travels from a specific growing region. The Canadian Discovery Series wines reflect 100% Ontario grown grapes.

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have at any time!

Fiona McIntosh
Dan Aykroyd Wines