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Château des Charmes Riesling Niagara Peninsula Vqa 2008

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Produced from 100% Riesling grapes, fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. The color is light gold and the bouquet is floral, with aromas of citrus fruit and lychee spice. On the palate, the wine is lively and full-flavored with a refreshingly crisp finish. It makes an excellent apeacute;ritif and also matches well with seafood or spicier dishes such as Asian food. A four time gold medal winner at the annual Cellars of the World competition.

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Château des Charmes:
The story of Château des Charmes begins over five generations ago with a family that traces its roots to the Alsace region of France and the vineyards of French Algeria. Thousands of kilometers from its present day vineyards, Canada's outstanding winery, Château des Charmes, traces its beginnings. In these foreign lands, the ancestors of Paul Bosc began a heritage of fine winemaking that would... Read more
The story of Château des Charmes begins over five generations ago with a family that traces its roots to the Alsace region of France and the vineyards of French Algeria. Thousands of kilometers from its present day vineyards, Canada's outstanding winery, Château des Charmes, traces its beginnings. In these foreign lands, the ancestors of Paul Bosc began a heritage of fine winemaking that would serve the Bosc family for generations to come. This tradition of excellence continues today in the vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake where Paul Bosc and his family carry on this rich heritage of meticulous vinification by harmonizing science and art. A graduate of one of Europe's finest winemaking schools, the University of Burgundy at Dijon, Paul Bosc came to Canada from France in the 1960's. He brought the Old World tradition of winemaking to his new home and he grafted that knowledge and tradition to the soils of Niagara. After studying the Niagara Peninsula for fifteen years, Paul Bosc concluded that the soil and climate of the area were ideal for fine wine production. Niagara's temperate microclimate provides 180-190 frost free growing days a year. Château des Charmes' vineyards are ideally positioned south of Lake Ontario and north of the Niagara Escarpment at 44 degrees latitude, allowing superb growing conditions. In fact, the Niagara Peninsula is further south than France's famous Burgundy region where Paul Bosc was educated and trained. Since 1978, guided by great vision, passion and five generations of winegrowing experience, Paul has been committed to developing the best possible vineyard sites in order to produce wines that have become recognized as benchmarks in the Ontario wine industry. Renowned British wine writer Hugh Johnson in his book Wine Companion has written: "Canada was discovered, in fine wine terms, in the 1970's when old fears and prejudices about which vines could survive were tossed aside. The formidable know-how that had been accumulating in new wine districts around the world provided answers to problems that had seemed insuperable. Paul Bosc became the first to plant a wholly vinifera vineyard. Award winning VQA estate wines include Icewine, late harvest riesling, an impressive range of both white and red varietals as well as méthode traditionnelle sparkling wines." Paul is joined by his wife Andrée, his son, Paul-André and his wife Michèle who represent the sixth generation of winegrowing expertise. The Bosc family produces their award winning wines in a magnificently designed Château that is the jewel of the Niagara countryside. It alone speaks to the Boscs' determination to maintaining their winegrowing heritage. Read less

External Reviews for Château des Charmes Riesling Niagara Peninsula Vqa

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Produced from 100% Riesling grapes, fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. The color is light gold and the bouquet is floral, with aromas of citrus fruit and lychee spice. On the palate, the wine is lively and full-flavored with a refreshingly crisp finish. It makes an excellent apeacute;ritif and also matches well with seafood or spicier dishes such as Asian food. A four time gold medal winner at the annual Cellars of the World competition.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/24/2011

Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks this light golden Riesling is full of floral aromas, citrus fruit and lychee spice. It’s refreshingly crisp and dry on the finish. This wine makes an excellent aperitif and also matches well with seafood or spicier dishes such as Asian food.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

This elegant Riesling smells beautifully of honey, fresh apples and petrol. Dry and austere, but not the least bit bony in style, its refreshing lime juice palate and saline finish would pair wonderfully with sashimi or raw oysters.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Off-dry, this white delivers peach, apple and ruby grapefruit notes, matched to a lively structure, with a nice mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Produced from 100% Riesling grapes, fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. The color is light gold and the bouquet is floral, with aromas of citrus fruit and lychee spice. On the palate, the wine is lively and full-flavored with a refreshingly crisp finish. It makes an excellent apéritif and also matches well with seafood or spicier dishes such as Asian food. A four time gold medal winner at the annual Cellars of the World competition.



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