Wine of the Week for October 5, 2009

This is “Regional Wine Week”, an initiative that was started by Dave McIntyre of Wine Line, and a lot of wine writers are getting on board. Here is my first installment 1, a white and a red both from Niagara for your enjoyment. (Note that I may repeat some previous Wines of the Week here: a small matter when it comes to supporting terrific Canadian wines.)

Malivoire "White" 2008 - $14.95
Style: W1

Canada: Niagara

Look for gentle aromas of mineral, tree fruits, and nuances of floral and citrus. The first impression suggests off-dry, but the palate goes dry immediately, with grapefruit, apple and peach flavours. Very good body, with a long and tangy finish. Nicely balanced and a good match for pork. (LCBO 141531)

Angels Gate Gamay Noir VQA 2006 - $12.95
Style: R1

Canada: Niagara

The nose presents rich red berries, spice, oak, and a touch of pepper. Very smooth with soft tannins, ripe red and dark berry flavours and a firm backbone. Light and lively with a terrific nose. Try with tuna steaks or wild mushroom dishes. (LCBO 107714)

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