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Wines of the Week for August 3rd, 2017

Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay 2015 (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
$17.95 (Vintages #68015)
An unoaked Chardonnay light straw in colour; spicy, apple and pear bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, yellow apple and pear flavour with balancing lemony acidity. **** (88)
Food match: grilled trout; chicken salad

Piazzano Chianti 2015 (Tuscany)
$14.95 (Vintages #393199, to be released at Vintages on Saturday, August 5th)
A bargain-priced Chianti. Deep ruby colour; plummy, earthy nose; medium-bodied, dry, sour cherry and plum flavours with ripe tannins and a lively spine of acidity. Good value. **** (88.5)
Food match: tomato-based pasta dishes; charcuterie

El Esto Ciclos Torrontés 2016 (Calchaqui Valley, Argentina)
$16.95 (Vintages #482976, to be released at Vintages on Saturday, August 5th)
Very pale lime in colour; aromatic, intense lavender and orange bouquet; light to medium-bodied on the palate, dry, perfumed lychee and melon flavours. ***** (90)
Food match: aperitif wine; Asian or Mexican dishes

 

 

 

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