This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Cottage Block Sauvignon Blanc Riesling

Our mid-summer long weekend is almost here and this time we’re heading to the cottage – in our wine glass at least. Our sunny backyard sip will be Cottage Block Sauvignon Blanc Riesling, and if you’re lucky enough to be going to your cottage or a friend’s, we recommend taking a few bottles of Cottage Block up to the cottage! It’s as perfect a match for the backyard as it is for the deck up north, although you probably know which we’d prefer. So, any space in the car? We’ve got wine…

Tasting Notes: This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling opens with aromas of lemon, apple, melon and light herbal notes as you pour your glass. These flavours explode onto the palate with bright fruit, lively acidity and a hint of sweetness, striking a perfect balance through the long finish.

Enjoy With: Summer salads, seafood appetizers, grilled veggies, herb-rubbed chicken, pork chops and apple sauce, or spicy Asian noodle dishes.

Style: An easy-drinking, fruity white wine.

Terroir/Region: Cottage Block Sauvignon Blanc Riesling comes from a special block of vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake, originally built as a small cottage community to take advantage of the warming effect Lake Ontario provides the area. Little did the cottagers know the location of their “Cottage Block” had the potential to grow grapes and make one of Ontario’s favourite wines!

Producer: Cottage Block is made by Strewn Winery, one of the mainstays of the Niagara region. Located just outside Niagara-on-the-Lake, Strewn has become a hub of local traffic while remaining dedicated to producing quality Ontario wines and to keeping Ontario’s stories, like the “Cottage Block”, living on.

AvailabilityCottage Block Sauvignon Blanc Riesling is available in the Ontario VQA section of your local LCBO or for online ordering, and it’s $1.00 off until August 14. Happy long weekend!

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Price: $13.95, Now: $12.95, Save $1.00

LCBO #: 296574

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 12% alc./vol.