Domaine de Chaberton, White, BC VQA, Langley, BC, 2013, 12.9% abv, C$12

While enroute to a weekend in Ucluelet, BC, we stopped in Coombs for lunch.  There was one red and one white on the lunch menu – both from Langley, BC’s Domaine de Chaberton – available in mini bar bottles with tiny table water glasses for tasting.  Chaberton white

I guessed it was a white blend of Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc and several hybrids because of its floral and bitter elements – and it seems I wasn’t too far off.

A blend of 42% Madeleine Angevine, 28% Pinot Blanc, 17% Chardonnay, 9% Madeleine Sylvaner, and 4% Reichensteiner, this wine is made from grapes sourced around the province.

The Chaberton White is pale lemon with faint aromas – a little lemon and some lychee with grapefruit rind.  It’s ever-so-slightly off dry with medium acidity and flavours of more lychee, lemon, citrus and some almond bitterness on the back end.

A WSET Acceptable wine verging on Good – simple but juicy, and unbalanced between nose and palate.  Save your money.

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