1.Chateau des Charmes Aligote 2017 VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake, $15.95, +556951 LCBO: made from the rare French vinifera (seldom seen outside Burgundy) that Paul Bosc has cultivated since 1978, loaded with orchard fruit (apples and pears) and ending with a finishing crisp acidity suggesting food more than sipping. It was often used in Burgundy as the white wine base for Kir; now, almost any dry white is used for a Kir in North America. It's refreshing for summer, and is unoaked. 12.5% ABV. Quality/Price rating is 89 points by Dean Tudor of Gothic Epicures.
2.Chateau des Charmes Riesling 2017 VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake, $14.95, +3464 LCBO: it has been a long while since I last reviewed this wine in an earlier vintage. It's done up in stainless, slight and light honeyish citrus tones, but refreshing length. Good bones and flesh, off-dryish style (20gm/L residual sugar) that is also useful as a sipper. 10.6% ABV. Spiffy clear "riesling-shaped" bottle, twist top, clean effective and useful labels (both front and back). Quality/Price rating is 89 points by Dean Tudor of Gothic Epicures.