Last winter, during the Icewine Festival, I visited Peller Estates to redeem my "Dinner For Two" prize package. At the end of our lovely dinner, they offered me 2 wines that I could take home, compliments of the Chef. One of those wines I opened tonight (the other is still in my cellar) to celebrate the upcoming International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration that is taking place in Niagara this weekend. This wine is not available at the LCBO.
We'll be discussing cool-climate Chardonnays on Twitter tonight (Wednesday) at 10pm EDT using the hashtag #ONwinechat. Join us!
PELLER ESTATES PRIVATE RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2010 - VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (#) (XD) - $18.95
Screw cap. Fragrant and fresh apple, butter and floral aromas with hints of pear. Crisp acidity and light- to medium bodied on the spicy palate. Slightly oily texture. Flavours of orchard fruits, lemon, biscuit and hints of floral. Smooth, lingering finish. At first glance, this isn't the ideal pairing for chicken shawarma, but in actual fact it did pair quite nicely, balancing well overall with no edginess from either the food or the wine.