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Quails' Gate Chasselas

Wine: Chasselas-Pinot Blanc-Pinot Gris, 2018

Winery: Quails’ Gate, West Kelowna

Why drink it? First, it’s fun to say “Chasselas” with a slight flourish. A grape with a long history at the winery, it’s blended with these two Pinots to become one of the signature creations at Quails’ Gate. Enticingly aromatic with aromas of fresh pear, wild flowers, and white peaches, it’s worthy of a nice, calming sniff before the first sip. A touch off-dry, the wine is light and fresh, with flavours of lime zest and Okanagan stone fruits leading to a refreshing and crisp finish. Don’t wait too long to open and enjoy, hopefully on a hot day on the patio.

Price: $18

Pair with: Since it’s spot prawn season, try to pick up these sweet treats for a special spring occasion and don’t overthink the preparation. Garlic and white wine is all you need, or olive oil with fresh basil for poaching. Also lovely with a selection of sashimi or a buffet of salads.

Music pairing: Time Has Told Me, Nick Drake

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