…CHOOSE rich, WHITES complex
When a wine is labelled Pinot Gris (vs. Pinot Grigio, which is made with the same grape) it’s typically a nod to a richer, honeyed style, like the white wines of France’s Alsace region. With an aromatic, stone-fruity nose, Famille Cattin Pinot Gris Alsace AOC (LCBO 481424, $17.00) has enough of a minerally backbone to stand up to meaty pairings.
Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes-duRhône White AOC (LCBO 245340, $17.05) is a blend made of Grenache Blanc and other white grapes from the Rhône valley. At 14% alcohol, it has a mouth-coating richness, a spicy, tropical melon aroma and juicy pear flavours.
Oak-ageing gives Strewn Chardonnay Barrel Aged VQA (LCBO 522730, $14.95) warm notes of nutmeg and clove and creamy flavours like coconut and vanilla.