This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier

School gets out next week, but wine school is always in. This week we are studying one of the newest additions to the LCBO’s Essentials collection – The Black Chook Shiraz/Viognier! It’s great to know that this wine will always be in stock now, so we don’t have to cram all our studying into one bottle. This Aussie beauty is also $2 off right now, which is a great reason to stock up and study it with friends while you’re grilling, just after dinner, at sunset, by the fire at the cottage… We like to study hard!

Tasting Notes: The Black Chook is a co-fermented blend of Shiraz and a touch of Viognier. The Viognier lifts the aromas of the wine to new heights, making it pungent, perfumed and lightly floral, while the palate boasts plenty of blackberry, plum and red cherry fruit supported by sweet spices and fine, supple tannins.

Enjoy With: Lamb burgers, roasted red meats or duck, beef fajitas, aged cheeses, or easily enjoyed on its own!

Style: A smooth, full-bodied red wine.

Terroir/Region: The Black Chook Shiraz/Viognier hails from the McLaren Vale region of Australia, known for big, fruity, smooth reds. Shiraz is a specialty of the region, and the result of this focus is a balanced, well-structured wine which delivers some of the best Australia has to offer.

Producer: Penny’s Hill Estate (the winery making The Black Chook) is a real gem of the region, largely due to how its winemaker, Alexia Roberts, harnesses its vineyards. Since joining the team in 2014, Alexia has become involved in every aspect of the business, from vineyard, to office, to winemaker’s dinners. The results could not be better!

AvailabilityThe Black Chook Shiraz Viognier is always available for online ordering and in the Vintages section of your local LCBO. Grab your bottle and study up!

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Price: $18.95, Now: $16.95; Save $2.00 until July 17, 2022

LCBO #: 66738

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 14.5% alc./vol.