Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a crisp Aligoté that’s a nice change of pace from Chardonnay
By Tony Aspler
If you’re looking for a change from Chardonnay, try another Burgundian grape variety called Aligoté. Only this Aligoté is grown in our backyard — at Château des Charmes in Niagara. Its 2010 Aligoté is a pale lemon colour with an earthy, apple and peach bouquet and a citrus note. The wine is medium-bodied, crisply dry, full on the palate and mouth-filling.
Food match: seafood salad
$13.95, LCBO #296848
Tony Aspler is Post City’s wine columnist. He has written 14 books on wine and food and also created the Ontario Wine Awards. He can be heard on 680News.