680News wine reviews – August 30–September 1, 2013
Frescobaldi Albizzia Chardonnay 2011
Frescobaldi is a name I usually associate with the red wines of Tuscany. Currently at the LCBO is Frescobaldi Albizzia Chardonnay 2011. A light straw colour, the wine has a minerally, apple nose; it's light on the palate with apple and pear flavours. It costs $12.95 a bottle and is a versatile food wine or an attractive aperitif wine. It works well with breast of chicken or Caesar salad. That's Frescobaldi Albizzia Chardonnay 2011 from Italy. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com.
($12.95, LCBO #266585)
Hidden Bench Estate Riesling 2011
Regular listeners to this spot will know how much I like Ontario Rieslings. One of the best I've tried lately is Hidden Bench Estate Riesling 2011 from Niagara. Winemaker Marlize Beyers has fashioned a beautifully poised wine – pale straw in colour with a floral, minerally nose already developing petrol notes; it's medium-bodied with crisp lime and grapefruit flavours and racy acidity. It costs $23.95 at Vintages but well worth the money. Try it with onion tart or ceviche. That's Hidden Bench Estate Riesling 2011 from Ontario. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($23.95, Vintages #183491)