2017 Château des Charmes Aligoté VQA

This wine is bipolar … Fresh out of the fridge the wine is bland, light, watery and I was ready to write a review saying it was a mere shadow of it’s Burgundy equivalent and then it dawned on me … maybe I served it too cold. So I went back and bought a second bottle and this time kept it in the wine fridge which is set to 50F. Oh my what a difference. I’ve found this before with other wines but the pronounced difference was shocking. Out of the wine fridge the wine displays some minerally, slightly herbal notes on the nose. On the mid palate this wine displays some firm crisp green apple and asian pear notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity, zesty notes and some citrus. It’s not tart but pretty close. We paired this with some slightly spicy Andouille sausage and it had no issues with holding it’s own. This is a lively vibrant wine so be careful what you pair it with and be VERY careful with temperature. I have to say, I was impressed, yummy, and for the price!!!! From the LCBO web site: Check stock (this is a general list product)


750 mL bottle  |   LCBO#:  296848$15.95

Image for Château des Charmes Aligoté VQA from LCBO

Pale lemon colour; fresh and defined aromas of crisp apple, pear and mineral; extra-dry medium body; crisp and refreshing flavours of green apple, pear, wet stone with zippy acidity and a slight hint of honey on the finish.


Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Chateau Des CharmesSugar Content:5 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Light & CrispVarietal:AligotéThis is a VQA wine

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