Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a lively, zesty Chardonnay from Australia

A good buy at the price. Straw-coloured with a nose of apple, spice, toast and a touch of barnyard. Medium-bodied with a green pineapple flavour and zesty acidity. Very satisfying with its freshness and lively flavours.

Food match: lobster, salmon

Nugan Estate Chardonnay 2009, Australia, $18.95. Vintages #288191

Post City Magazines’ wine columnist, Tony Aspler, has written 14 books on wine and food. Tony also created the Ontario Wine Awards. He can be heard on 680News.