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Wah Yan Private Label Chardonnay

From Wah Yan International Conference 2002 which was held in Toronto

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WYKwinos Report No. 15

Date/Time: April 29, 2011, 7:00 p.m. (roughly 3 hours)

Place: Golden Court Abalone Restaurant, Richmond Hill 黃金閣鮑翅海鮮酒家

Click the picture on the left to see a report on Wino meeting #15

Pairing Dishes

蒜茸蒸有殼生蚝 椒鹽三鮮 介蘭牛肉
蒜香風沙鷄 深井燒鴨 紅酒鹿腩
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WYKwinos Report No. 5

Date/Time: April 29, 2010, 7 p.m.(roughly 3 hours)

Place: Fantaxia Restaurant樂逍遙

1st Bottle LES PRINCES ABBÉS PINOT GRIS 2007  
Varietal: Pinot Gris Winery/Producer: Domaine Schlumberger
Type: White Year: 2007
Cost: $19.95 Region: Alsace, France
Food to pair: XO醬爆雞柳 LCBO #: 21253
Remarks: Delicate flavours of white peach, clementine and spice are shy today, but they sit on a solid framework of nervy acidity. A pleasant fleur de sel note runs through the wine, leading to the mouth watering finish.
2nd Bottle MAISON FRANÇOIS MARTENOT CUVÉE PRESTIGE BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY 2007  
Varietal: CHARDONNAY Winery/Producer: Raoul Clerget S.A.R.L.
Type: White Year: 2007
Cost: $16.95 Region: Burgundy, France
Food to pair: 金枝桃紅雙仙 LCBO #: 159095
Remarks: Straw yellow. Apples, yellow plum, and a touch of butterscotch on the nose. Dry, medium bodied, pure and approachable on the palate, with a nice crisp finish.
3rd Bottle RÉCOLTE DU DOMAINE VOARICK CLOS PARADIS MERCUREY 1ER CRU 2005  
Varietal: Winery/Producer: Michel Picard
Type: Red Year: 2005
Cost: $21.95 Region: Burgundy, France
Food to pair: 脆皮海皇石榴果 LCBO #: 86603
Remarks: The fruit flavours are well defined and layered, with a sweet core. They’re complemented by a texture that shows good structure and a nice line of refreshing acidity. Not too dense or powerful,
4th Bottle DOMAINE DE LA CROISETTE CÔTES DU RHÔNE  
Varietal: Winery/Producer: Terres d’Avignon
Type: Red Year: 2007
Cost: $13.95 Region: Rhone, France
Food to pair: 干蔥蒜片美極牛柳粒 LCBO #: 155465
Remarks: Winner of a Bronze Medal at the Concours des Vins de la Foire d’Avignon in 2008. Beautiful ripe, spicy fruit here. Blackberry and blueberry on the nose, with anise and lavender spice adding to the charm. The fruit follows through gorgeously on the palate, which is dry, medium bodied and lushly textured.

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