680News wine reviews – November 13–15, 2009
Spinelli Malbec 2001
The Fuzion phenomenon has got winemakers in Europe more than interested in Malbec. How about Argentina's favourite grape grown in Italy's Abruzzo region? Spinelli Malbec 2007 has just hit the shelves at a bargain $7.95 a bottle. And the flavour owes more to the Old World than the New. That is, it's not jammy but floral and fruity with a dry blackberry flavour and good acidity. It's an easy drinking wine, as you'd expect for the price, and one that you can match with pizza or burgers. That's Spinelli Malbec 2007 from Abruzzo in southern Italy. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler.
($7.95, LCBO #143750)
Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay 2007
From the tasting room of Flat Rock Cellars in Jordan on a good day you can see Toronto. On a bad day you could just stay in the tasting room and sample that winery's 2007 Chardonnay. Or you could pick up a bottle at Vintages for $16.95. This Chardonnay is very Burgundian in style with that characteristic apple and barnyard note on the nose. It's medium-bodied with a round, soft mouth feel lifted with spicy oak. It's the kind of wine that goes well with roast chicken or grilled salmon. That's Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay 2007 from Ontario at Vintages outlets. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler.
($16.95, Vintages #681247)