Today's LCBO find drops right here at home in Ontario, Canada with the Marynissen Chardonnay 2021.
Our path to this wine was out of a search to find a few wines to pair with Thai Curry dishes we were experimenting with, and it was the way this wine stood out amongst the rest that led to it being this week's LCBO wine find.
About Marynissen Estates
From a pig farm to an orchard to a vineyard producing stunning and approachable wines, the story of Marynissen Estates is a darling one.
Located on the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation, the property operated as an agri-food farm at its creation. In 1976, the company started to plant Vitis Vinifera grapes, namely Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, and Gamay. This would make the Marynissen vines 'old vines' by Ontario standards!
It was not until the 1990s that the property decided to make wines with the grapes they grew instead of just selling them to other winemakers in the area. Fun fact: Marynissen Estates is known for having the oldest plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon in Canada.
With small-lot, handcrafted wines, we strive to deliver quality wines that pay homage to the original founders through a modern lens of winemaking.
About Marynissen Chardonnay 2021
The Marynissen Chardonnay 2021 was one of a few wines we tasted in our Thai Curry taste-off, and it was astounding.
On the nose, there are aromas of lemon/lime, ripe peach, green apple, and butterscotch. On the palate, great depth of minerality, with that green apple persisting, ripe nectarine, and honey. The initial palate is quickly followed up with creamed weight in the mouth, which only added to this wines incredible ability to perform in our pairing. If you are looking for a wine to keep on hand to pair with diverse cuisines that can throw a bevy of flavours at you, this is one to consider.
The Marynissen Chardonnay 2021 can be found at the LCBO vintages for $16.95.