680 NEWS wine reviews, June 29–July 1, 2018

Angels Gate Archangel Sparkling Chardonnay
Toast Canada’s 151st birthday with a glass of Ontario sparkling wine. Angels Gate Archangel Sparkling Chardonnay won a silver medal at this year’s Ontario Wine Awards. Straw-coloured with an active mousse of tiny bubbles, wafts of citrus, apple and green melon rise from the glass; medium-bodied on the palate, flavours of green apple and lemon fill the mouth. This attractive bubbly costs $29.30 on the LCBO’s general list. Spoil yourself, after all, it’s the Canada Day weekend. That’s Angels Gate Archangel Sparkling Chardonnay from Niagara. ($29.30, LCBO #227009)

Bouchard Père & Fils Pinot Noir Bourgogne 2015
Red Burgundy is never inexpensive but a good introduction to what might make you a life-long fan is Bouchard Père & Fils Pinot Noir Bourgogne 2015. Ruby in colour, it offers a raspberry bouquet with light notes of violets and oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, red plum and raspberry flavours excite the palate ending with a firm tannic finish. It costs 20 dollars and 5 cents on the LCBO’s general list. Delicious with red meat dishes or lightly chilled and paired with grilled salmon. That’s Bouchard Père & Fils Pinot Noir Bourgogne 2015 from Burgundy. For Post City Magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($20.05, LCBO #605667)

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