Wines of the Week for April 12, 2018

Three wines to be released on Saturday, April 14th, at Vintages

Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2016  (Veneto)
($18.95, Vintages #707158)
Made from a Soave grape grown on the southern banks of Lake Garda. Bright straw in colour, it offers a minerally, green melon bouquet; medium-bodied and dry, beautifully balanced ripe melon and lemon flavours fill the palate fish. (90)
Food match: grilled fish seafood

Trius Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay 2016 (Niagara)
($19.95, Vintages #251470)
Winemaker Craig Macdonald at Trius in Niagara makes rich and compelling Chardonnays. Bright straw in colour, it shows a toasty apple and citrus nose. Medium-bodied and dry spicy flavours of apple and green pineapple fill the mouth, buttressed by well-integrated oak. (90)
Food match: roast chicken or salmon

Villa Ponciago La Réserve Fleurie 2015 (Beaujolais)
$19.95 (Vintages #299917)
Dense purple in colour; spicy, cedary, blackcurrant and plum nose; medium-bodied, fruity and dry with cherry and red plum flavours. (89)
Food match: charcuterie; veal chop

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