BC VQA, Chardonnay, Fort Berens, Lillooet, Thanksgiving, White Wine, Wine
Hello and happy Wednesday to you!
Myself, along with other Canadians, are getting ready for our upcoming Thanksgiving dinner this weekend…
I happened to be in my local Save-On-Foods store last week and had a nice conversation with the woman who was setting up a tasting for that afternoon. She was pouring a selection of wine from Fort Berens Estate Winery located in Lillooet, one of British Columbia’s emerging wine regions. I selected a bottle of the Fort Berens Chardonnay 2016 for some special friends who were coming over that evening.
In the glass, the wine is a nice lemon yellow colour with aromas of honeydew melon, nectarine, fresh pineapple, and lime. On the palate, I was even more impressed – this Chardonnay was juicy, fruit forward with a great mouth-watering finish of key lime pie.
This is a fantastic dry wine with only 1.3 g/l of residual sugar – thank you! The alcohol comes in at 14.1% abv and it is a great medium bodied white wine to serve with your turkey (or tofurkey) dinner this weekend.
Fort Berens Chardonnay 2016 is available at most of the BC VQA outlets and retails for $18.99.
May you have a wonderful weekend filled with family and friends, love and laughter…
Anne Louise Bannon said:
I can certainly see sipping some chard before the rest of dinner. Alas, I have to follow U.S. Thanksgiving tropes and menu, and I don’t see the variety working as well with dinner. But this does sound tasty.
Christine Campbell, FWS said:
It is a great pairing….hope you can give Chardonnay a place at your dining room table come IS Thanksgiving!
H. Gordon said:
Fort Berens is an oasis for food and beverage in a beautiful but rugged place.
The people are gentry and you cannot beat the vineyard and vintner team of
Megan and Danny. Visit them in Lillooet or at the Vancouver International