Château des Charmes, 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, St David’s Bench Vineyard

In doing a wine and cheese event for a few friends, I wanted to ensure I had a Canadian wine in representation, as I find many in my circle are more fond of old world wines than they are Canadian wines.  Nonetheless, I was dead set on including a wine from Château Des Charmes, considering that it is one of only a few large independent wineries in the country and consistently carries VQA products; this coupled with the ‘Spring Whites’ theme we have going on until the end of April, I decided to include Château Des Charmes, 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, St David’s Bench.

This Sauvignon Blanc was a fantastic opening wine for the evening, which I paired with an aged gouda from Holland. It’s strong hints of fruit (distinctly citrus and green apple), coupled with a slight sense of spice, made this a formidable wine that continued to give back, sip after sip. The level of acidity is managed well, with the other tasting qualities of this wine.

I would serve this wine again at any event with cheese and or a spring salad, but don’t get me wrong, this Château Des Charmes Sauvignon Blanc also goes well on its own!

This wine retails at the LCBO for $14.95

Score – 5/5