Joseph Drouhin 2015 Bourgogne Chardonnay
ON $22.95 (512582)
This is a ripe expression of Chardonnay that’s a bit of a sleeper. One of Drouhin’s entry level, négociant wines, it’s produced with purchased grapes and must from growers spread throughout Burgundy. At first sip, it comes across as a simple, fruity white before revealing more depth and complexity. The balance and texture makes this truly appealing and the fruit is nice and fresh, which can be attributed to the large amount of tank fermented Chardonnay in the blend. (Some declassified barrels from better quality vineyards are also included.) The style makes it a nice aperitif or pairing for roast chicken or grilled salmon. Released Oct. 14 from LCBO Vintages.