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Weekly Wine – Fantini

19 Oct


Fantini Farnese Chardonnay
12% ABV
$7.95 (LCBO)

First sip is OK.
Second sip – is a little bit sour.
Third sip – actually not that bad. The wine is all right.
There is lots of citrus here. Some peach. Some apple – the green Granny Smith apples. Perhaps that’s the sourness, which is actually a nice sourness. The sourness of the wine is the first hit you get, and it startles you a bit but it mellows out after a while.
There is a bit of sweetness but it is very well tempered and does not get in the way of the flavour. It is a very nice well balanced medium bodied wine. It gets better the more you sample it. Not that the first or second sips are bad. The first sips are a bit harsh initially. But this goes away quickly.
This is an nice wine that’s OK as a table wine with a meal, or a snack.