Here's another Chilean wine that will tease your palate while you await this year's Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival which features Chile. There's not many Chardonnay blends with Marsanne on the shelves. Marsanne is a white grape originally from France's Cote du Rhone where it is a main componsent in white Cotes dur Rhone wines. Made from Chilean fruit in Chile's Casablanca Valley where premium white grapes flourish, the Chardonnay takes on extra flavour, colour, and body from its new partner. A golden drop with rich honeyed peach and honeysucklle aromas and tastes, this is one delicous and refreshing blend. Absolutely spot on with the scallop prawn soup I made using the lobster and chicken broth last month. And if that's not enough to persuade you to indulge, did I mention it is organic?
Emiliana Novas 2010 Chardonnay Marsanne, Chile, $17.99 14%.
Chill this Chilean and Cherish.
Medium White & Highly Recommended! $17.99
If you are interested in what Marsanne tastes like on its own, go down under to Tahbilk's Marsanne. Produced in Victoria state where it has been planted since the 1860's.the Tahbilk is $18.99 and one of a kind, in a very pleasant way.