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Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2003
"Alluring aromas of tropical fruit and subtle hints of roasted pecans. On the palate,
it has citrus characteristics and baked apple and ripe pear ﬂavors that lead to a long,
vibrant ﬁnish. It is crisp and refreshing in the Schramsberg tradition."
–Winemakers Hugh Davies and Craig Roemer
While this wine can be enjoyed by itself as an aperitif, it is perfect with fresh oysters and other shellﬁsh, crab cakes, ceviche and grilled sea bass as well. It is also delicious with lemon chicken and Thai curries. Serve with aged Gouda or other hard cheeses and as a counterpoint to soft triple creams.
With a cool climate suitable for more than just ice wine production...
With a cool climate suitable for more than just icewine production, Canada is also home to excellent dry still and sparkling wines. Most viticulture is based in Ontario on the east coast and British Columbia on the west coast. Because of the high risk of winter freeze and spring frost, plantings are typically centered on large bodies of water to take advantage of their temperature moderating effects.
In Ontario, particularly on the Niagara Peninsula, aromatic white varieties like Riesling and Gewürztraminer are most successful, often with racy acidity and citrus notes. Many wineries produce both dry and semi-dry versions. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cabernet Franc perform nicely here as well. For icewine, French-American hybrid variety Vidal is popular. In British Columbia, many of the same grapes are grown, but there is also a significant emphasis on Bordeaux varieties—especially Merlot.