Chateau Des Charmes Chardonnay 2010 Barrel Fermented

So said so done. We promised May would be our Spring Whites Month and so we’re starting it off with a wine from one of my favourite Ontario wineries, Château Des Charmes.

You’ve probably heard us rant and rave about another white produced by Château des Charmes, their Aligoté, which I’ve recommended countless number of times to friends looking for a crisp and refreshing white, but given that we’ve already reviewed the Aligoté here on the Hobbyist, we moving on to Château des Charmes 2010 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay!

On colour, the Château Des Charmes Chardonnay holds a light golden wheat hue.  On the nose, scents of honeydew melon, lemon and green apple are noted.  Nosing this wine made my mouth water and I’d like to think it was mostly because I was that anxious to get into it.  On the palate, you’ll taste a burst of citrus, vanilla, and melon notes with well tempered acidity. Interesting thing to us was that even though this Chardonnay was barrel fermented, we picked up on the fruits before anyone ever mentioned picking up the ever so light oak and spice elements.

We paired our Château Chardonnay with cranberry crackers, fig jam, prosciutto and sunshine. To sum it up, this is a great tasting sipper at a fantastic price. We’re mighty glad we started Spring Withes with this one.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $13.95

We gave this wine a 4.5 out of 5