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Chayee Bourras Rosado

Bonarda

Mendoza, Argentina

Alc. 12 %

Retail
$24.99
Club Price
$21.99

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Chayee Bourras is an Argentine winery, using only bonarda grapes. Owners, Katrina and Gord, currently live in Mill Bay, BC and frequent Mendoza. They create a classic, reserva and rosado with the Bonarda grapes.

In a land that is dominated by Malbec, Chayee Bourras is dedicated to producing the second most widely planted variety in Argentina, Bonarda. The winery is located in San Rafael, west of the province of Mendoza. The origin of Bonarda has been greatly examined. Some used to think that Italian immigrants introduced the varietal at the end of the 19th century to California, when it was thought to be Barbera. After further inspection, it was realized that it is not related to the Italian grape. In Napa, it is called Charbono. The native home of Charbono is Savoie, France, where it is called Corbeau de Savoie or Douce Noir. We met owners of Chayee Bouras Gord Ryan and Katrina O’Reilly-Ryan, who are originally from St. John’s, at WineFest in Calgary. The classic, reserve and rosé from Chayee Bourras are only available in Canada! Enjoy at 17 degrees Celsius and serve by end of 2017.

Look

Intense bright red with shades of fuchsia.

Smell

Predominance of red fruits like raspberry, strawberry, cherry, rosehip.

Taste

Sweet attack and good acidity which equilibrates the wine in the mouth. The red fruit notes perceived at the nose are strengthened, and has a long off-dry finish.

Pairing

This wine is versatile and pairs well with hard or creamy cheeses,with poultry or fish served with chutneys or preferably, with sweet desserts like ice cream, chocolate cakes or puff pastry desserts.

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