Chateau Des Charmes Aligoté 2014, VQA Niagara On The Lake

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Ontario, Canada

$14.95 (296848)

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Critic Reviews (5)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Aligote may be an unsung variety (from Burgundy) but it performs consistently well at Chateau des Charmes. This is a...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind June 2016.

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Light and bright green apple, pear and lemon float on a layer of fine lees to support. Lemon thistle, hay and herbs...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Has lost some of its freshness and is exhibiting some evolved, slightly oxidative characteristics. The palate still...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Aligote is a very rare grape in Canada that is mostly found in Burgundy. Chateau des Charmes produces a good wine...

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Community Reviews (1)

Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

I remember drinking early editions of this wine, maybe 30 years ago. I just checked, and CdC has been growing aligote since 1978. Kudos to them for not pulling out the vines and replacing them with a trendier variety. This edition is clean, fresh and food-friendly, and even in this relatively cool vintage, has very good body and length, putting me in mind of chenin blanc. The screwcap closure is a wise move too. Well done!

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