This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend: First Press Chardonnay 2015

First Press Chardonnay 2015

At this time of year, we seem to make a change in the wines we drink. The light, zesty, refreshing wines of summer are being replaced by bigger, more intense wines. Sunny patio sipping is replaced by fireside or on-couch-under-blanket sipping, and the wines we choose to drink also tend to go from crisp whites right out of the fridge to bigger reds served closer to room temperature. But do not fear, white wine lovers! Yes, your wines should always be poured with a chill (maybe grab another blanket?), but rich, intense wines like First Press Chardonnay are still on the menu for you.

Tasting Notes: First Press Chardonnay leaps out of the glass with delicate aromas matching the full flavours of ripe lemon, grilled pineapple, pear and creamy vanilla notes. Bright acidity balances the rich fruit as sweet oak spices linger through the finish.

Enjoy With: Creamy cheeses and pastas, crab cakes, salmon, roast chicken or risotto.

Style: A dry, rich, full-bodied white wine.

Terroir/Region: First Press Chardonnay comes from the legendary Napa Valley, an area with a special balance of morning fog and afternoon sun which builds concentration and intensity in grapes while keeping fresh acidity in the resulting wines. This balance, between concentration and freshness, has become one of the Napa trademarks in both its red and white wines, helping them win fans the world over.

Producer: First Press Chardonnay is made by the Indelicato family, owners of Delicato Family Vineyards. Over 100 years ago, Gaspare Indelicato planted vines in Lodi, California as it reminded him of his native Sicily. Today, the 4th generation of the Indelicato family is working with its parents, aunts and uncles to continue the tradition of quality-driven, family-made wine started by its great grandfather.

Availability: The 2015 First Press Chardonnay will be available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO on November 24, but some stores will have it on the shelf now. Grab a bottle, pour a glass, get under the blankets, and enjoy!


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Price: $24.95

LCBO#: 199810

Size: 750mL

Alcoholic Content: 14.5% alc./vol.