This week’s wine pick, the Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque, is another perfect wine for spring drinking! But what is Chardonnay Musque? Chardonnay Musque is a clone of the Chardonnay grape that gets it’s name because of the wine’s musky perfumed aromas and Muscat-like flavours. It’s a very aromatic white wine with a medium-body that can be made in either dry or sweet styles. In order to preserve a Chardonnay Musque’s fragrant aromas, they are generally unoaked wines. Chardonnay Musque is a very special wine and we’re lucky there are several producers in the Niagara region, like Cave Spring, that produce this interesting wine varietal.
The Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque comes from the Beamsville Bench in Niagara, Ontario. It is a medium-bodied wine made in a dry style with smooth round flavours. From the first sip of the Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque you get a beautiful cocktail of flavours! You’ll find full flavours of orange blossom, baked apple and pear preserve with a soft spicy finish. For $17.95 at the LCBO, this wine is great value for all the fragrance and freshness it offers. Enjoy the Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque chilled on a spring day with grilled fish, sushi or goat cheese. Happy spring sipping!