Cool Climate Chardonnay Festival
Niagara on the Lake was a beautiful place to be this weekend. Especially if you were looking to fill your stemmed glass with a cool Chrdonnay.
This weekend in July of 2012 we celebrated Cool Climate Wines and Viticulte. There were many lunches, wines, and conversations to be discovered.
I turned to taste the Chardonnay’s of Niagara with the hope of a creamy, buttery, french oaked delight and there were many to be found. My top three picks from the weekend were; 2007 Paul Bosc Vineyard, Chardonnay, Chateau des Charmes; 2008 Triomphe Chardonnay, (Certified Organi) Southbrook Vineyards; and 2008 Neufeld Vineyard, Chardonnay, Palatine Estates.
A delicious three course meal pairing perfectly with Chardonnay would include a warm goat cheese salad to start. Next, a poached salmon with steamed vegetables and basmati rice. Finally, top it off with assorted Indian Dessert such as Burfi.
I look forward to a rainy day to taste some of the cool climate Chardonnay’s and cook a delicious meal with local produce from ‘one of the prettiest little town’s,’ Niagara on the Lake.
Laine Slade www.WineKnows.me ~A Thirst For Exploring Wine