The two big Lake Erie wineries are the kings of value in local wine. Large scale production and a strong everyday focus combines to create wines that can compete with budget priced imports. Especially if you purchase the larger size bottle.
Pelee’s Blanc de Blanc has the invigorating quality of Riesling along with a trace of peachy Vidal flavour. Lots of pucker-power for the big thirst, the big bash, or a hot afternoon on the beach. Pelee is really good at cheapo local.
You’ll find the same low on flavour but big on refreshment quality in Colio’s Moonlight. Shades of a good Italian café wine ““ at an Italian price. Stick a bottle in the fridge for everyday sloshing. And it’s low alcohol to boot.
Pelee Island 09 “˜Blanc de Blanc’ Vidal/Riesling, VQA Ontario 276170 $9.95 (308585 $16.95/1500ml)
Colio 09 Lake & River “˜Moonlight White’, VQA Ontario 42100 $10.95
Pelee Island Wineries Blanc de blanc was a DOUBLE GOLD award winning wine at the 2010 All Canadian Wine Championships.
Here is my tasting review.
An impressive summer time quaffer for under $10.
Some citrus (lemon), lots of apple and a little bit of spice. Just chill and sip.
The wine has some body weight to it on the palate. Lots of acidity to keep it nice and crisp and clean. Medium length finish.
Do chill this wine. I tried a sample at room temperature and picked up a lot of sulphur. This was dispatched when chilled.