My order from Malivoire arrived yesterday. I was forced to pick it up on the way to work, which, of course, meant that we had to sample a couple there.
Malivoire’s 2001 Pinot Noir is light, and easy to drink with a powerful nose. The wine has scents of wood — oak, maybe even cedar, cherries, black pepper, and a slight hint of maybe even fresh mushrooms. Dry, cherry flavours, but a short finish. $15.00 / 375 ml from the winery.
The Chardonnay Musqué is an unusual drink. It’s made from a chardonnay hybrid that is very floral, very scented – the name means perfumed and “muscat like”. This is a light, sweet wine, well balanced, with a bit of spritz. At 9.5% you can casually sip it around the pool in the summer. The winery suggests pairing it with spicy food too. Very nice, easy to drink, not cloying in the least. $17.00 from the winery.