The New Grapes in Town
We asked a few sommeliers which wines they're lining their cellars with now. Make some room next to the Pinot.
#5 CHARDONNAY MUSQUÉ
While a Chardonnay backlash may be in full swing, eschewing the grape wholesale would be a mistake. Musqué, for instance, is a Chardonnay clone that's appearing in more Ontario wineries these days. Unlike its oaky bretheren, Musqué is generally fermented in stainless steel to retain the grape's aromatic qualities.
TRY: Château des Charmes Chardonnay Musqué
It's fresh and dry with a whiff of honeysuckle and cherry blossoms, just like its home turff, Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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