WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: TRAPICHE EXTRA BRUT & OOZING BRIE
Trapiche Extra Brut Sparkling, Mendoza, Argentina
LCBO#: 262261, $ 13.45
Truly an incredible price point for the quality of this delightful Argentinian sparkler from Mendoza’s Uco Valley. An interesting blend of 70% Chardonnay, 20% Semillon and 10% Malbec, vinified by charmat method. Pretty pineapple nose, bursting with aromas and flavours of granny smith apples. Extended maturation on its lees imparts complexity and inviting aromas of freshly baked brioche. Luxurious mouthfeel, persistent mousse and lingering finish. Great aperitif or paired with sushi and seafood dishes. Score: 91/100. Tasted September 2017.