Chateau des Charmes – Generation Seven



Generation Seven
When people hear that I’m interested in wine, the first question I get is often, ‘what’s your favourite?’ My truthful answer is that I don’t really have one. I’m still learning and exploring new flavours and types - there is such a huge range to choose from. Picking just one favourite seems almost impossible.

But my go-to wine is an easy answer – Generation Seven white wine. I love it. It’s crisp and fresh and neither too sweet nor too dry for my palate. It’s a blend, so it’s a mixture of different types of wine and, in my opinion, it brings out the best in all of them. No number scores for me on this blog (I'm still learning about all that), but in terms of what I enjoy drinking, this scores very high.

Shawn and I originally picked up a bottle when we popped into Chateau des Charmes on a February trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake. We weren’t planning a visit, but happened to pass by when looking for another store. It’s a gorgeous winery and there was quite a selection to choose from. The tasting bar was busy, so I decided just to pick out a bottle based on the pretty label (something I wouldn’t do now, but did often before I knew what I was doing). Turns out, it was a perfect choice regardless of how I chose it. We look forward to going back and doing a full tasting on our next visit.

Generation Seven has become the bottle I purchase as a hostess gift or for when I'm heading to something that's BYOB. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to find at the LCBO, because it's a wine I feel really comfortable with giving to others. I know that I like it and I feel confident that they will too.

Thanks for taking the time to read my very first wine 'review'. Next Wednesday I'll post about another personal favourite in honour of Wine Wednesday. And please feel free to leave suggestions about other wines I should try.