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Wine review: Union Gold 2011, Ontario

Rating
87.00
Year
2011
Region
Niagara
Varietal
White blend
Food Pairing
Spicy food
Price
$14.95

"Gold" is a suitable catch-all. There are four grapes in this blend: pinot gris, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and gewürztraminer. In an effort to hit as many flavour notes as possible, producers of late have flooded the market with so-called aromatic blends that are subtly sweet but technically dry. This attractive example is almost off-dry, with rounded sweetness and ripe notes of peach, melon, tropical fruit and banana lifted by a spicy-musky character and floral quality. Good on its own in the sunshine or with spicy food; unionwines.com.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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