Wine: Red Rooster 2021 Sur Lie Chardonnay
Winery: Red Rooster Winery
Why drink it? If you like lemon meringue pie, this is a white wine for you. Lush yet lemony, it has lovely almond and spicy citrus flavours. The term “sur lie” (pronounced “lee”) refers to the fact that it is aged on the lees for six months before bottling. This Chard is unfined and unfiltered, and half is aged in stainless while half is in French oak. Winemaker Elaine Vickers only made 345 cases of this wine, so act fast if you’re interested.
Planning a visit? Red Rooster is offering live music, guided wine tastings, black glass blind wine tastings this summer, as well as Cool Crush: a Frozen Wine Experience this summer.
Pair with: Grilled salmon, buttery scallops, mussels, quiche or roast chicken.
Music pairing: T’es belle by Coeur de pirate