2009 Marynissen Oaked Chardonnay

My nephew has been encouraging me to stop by Marynissen for a while now so when we were in Niagara on the Lake we stopped by the winery. I have to say I was impressed with the wines. Niagara on the Lake has been making wines longer than (thus older vines) the Beamsville area that I know better. And I am told Marynissen is one of the original wineries in Niagara! In my time in Niagara on the lake I discovered the whites to be more mineral and the reds to be softer (in comparison to Beamsville area).

Pale in color with a mild nose showing some varietal chard bouquet. On the mid pallet this is a chablis style chard. The fruit comes through nicely. The oak is well under control. If your looking for a buttery creamy chard this ain’t it 🙂 It’s got some lovely minerality, and the fruit is forward on the tongue. The wine is medium in length with a nice crisp mouth feel and a finish that builds nicely in the mouth! This is a food friendly wine. Be sure to not serve this wine too cold or you will miss a lot of the depth of this wine. Allow it to warm up once it’s out of the fridge. I would give it an 88-89. None of Marynissen’s wines are in the LCBO so a trip out to the winery is in order. The wine is bargain price of $12.80 a bottle. Wow!

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