NEW ‘COUNTY’ WINES AT THE LCBO

Caroline Granger, owner of the Grange of Prince Edward winery, holds three strong cards: prime vineyards planted with the right grapes for PEC, a gorgeous winery setting, and the passion of a brave warrior. Add equally enthusiastic daughter Maggie and you have a winning formula. Caroline’s latest act of bravery is the release of a $19.95 blended white and red on general list at the LCBO.

Almanac white reminds me of Muscadet from France. Tart, with flinty minerality – razor sharp refreshment. Perfect with oysters, shrimp, or a super hot evening. But nor for fans of rich Chardonnays.

The red is also in the County style of light ‘n tart – again similar to reds from the Loire region in France. A red to chill and invigorate the palate as you delete emails and prepare supper. Add a platter of charcuterie, or tomato pizza and the wine will feel right at home.

I love the blended concept, the County feeling, but I’m afraid that the price might be too steep for many.

GRANGE OF PRINCE EDWARD 16 ‘Almanac’ White (Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris) VQA PEC
516575 $19.30

GRANGE OF PRINCE EDWARD 14 ‘Almanac’ Red, (Cab Franc, Gamay, Pinot Noir) VQA PEC
516567  $19.30

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