Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Quick Taste: Banrock Station Unwooded Chardonnay
Wine: 2009 Banrock Station Unwooded Chardonnay, Good Earth Fine Wine
Look: clear,brilliant,light straw colour,light viscosity
Nose: grassy, lemon, honey, white flowers, pear
Palate: low acidity, fresh and light, citrus, pear and floral notes come over well
Price: $12.95 at the LCBO (Thanks, Andrea!)
Food Match: I think this wine would go really well with a white fish dish like sole or tilapia, but the first thing I thought of was fish tacos! Perhaps I'll share a recipe for those soon...
Overall: I really liked this wine. I have to admit that my purchase was partially influenced by the label, as part of the proceeds of this wine's sales go to supporting environmental projects around the world -- thus the "Good Earth" moniker. You can read more about Banrock Station's commitment to the environment on their website, where I noticed that they are supporting many wildlife-based programs in Canada!