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680 NEWS wine reviews – September 8–10, 2006 

Lulu B Pinot Noir 2004
Old World Pinot Noir is a very different wine in terms of style than New World Pinot Noir. Take the latest offering from the Pays d'Oc region of southern France called Lulu B Pinot Noir. Yes, the French are getting into the name game. This wine at $12.85 a bottle could never be mistaken for a California Pinot Noir. In fact, it's more in Beaujolais style with its earthy cherry nose. It's surprisingly full-bodied, dry and firmly structured with good acidity. It's a versatile food wine because you can serve it at room temperature to accompany chicken or lightly chilled with salmon or tuna. That's Lulu B Pinot noir 2004 from the Pays d'Oc. For post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($12.85, LCBO #669010)

Fontanafredda Barolo 2000
Usually, the wines I recommend on 680 News are in the bargain priced category. But every so often I taste a more expensive wine that is really good and really worth paying extra for. Barolos from Piemonte are never inexpensive, but this one is bargain-priced within the Barolo category. It's Fontanafredda Barolo 2000 – a majestic red wine with a mature ruby colour and a nose of dried cherries and warm earth. It's dry and mellow with cocoa-like tannins, beautifully balanced and a pleasure to drink with veal in tomato sauce or any Italian dish that involves tomatoes. It costs $29.80 at the LCBO but it's worth every penny. That's Fontanafredda Barolo 2000 from Piemonte. For Post City magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($29.80, LCBO #20214)

 

 

 

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