Extraordinarily round and complete, with a natural and effortless balance of tannin and acidity, structure and length. Enjoy with pastas with tomato-based sauces, red meats, barbecued pork ribs or grilled steak.
Honeysuckle and a salad bowl of tropical fruit aromas herald a well-balanced wash of tangy lemon-lime citrus and pineapple on the palate. It's mid weight with good mouth feel and clean, crisp and refreshing finish and aftertaste"”lip-smacking good. Pour with grilled or pan-seared freshwater fish"”pickerel or trout"”with a squeeze of fresh lemon. Learn More
Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
"The 2014 'La Cigalette' is another excellent showing from the domaine in this vintage. It instantly opens with alluring aromas of blackberries and ripe black plum woven together with violets, spices, cracked pepper and an underlying mesquite-smokey character, which adds lovely complexity. On the palate, this is full-bodied with notable concentration and balance from start to finish. This is showing well now, but will be at its best after some short term cellaring. (Best 2017-2025)"
Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat
The immediate impression is the increased richness as compared to 2012, as if the Richness fruit were here in the Triomphe. What this will mean in terms of the Whimsy's potential should be cause for anticipation. This is the most triumphant essential Southbrook Chardonnay to date and much thanks must be awarded the Saunders Vineyard for helping to bolster the mix. The gentle Beamsville Bench of old-vine Chardonnay impart is ephemeral, in mineral and lushness. The layered result atop Niagara flatland fruit in Triomphe '13 is texture. This is the key and the king component. In that sense what you have here is a wine of social heredity. It is drinking well now and will do so for five plus years. Learn More