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.
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.