Wine of the Week: Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque

This week’s wine pick, the Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque, is another perfect wine for spring drinking! But what is Chardonnay Musque? Chardonnay Musque is a clone of the Chardonnay grape that gets it’s name because of the wine’s musky perfumed aromas and Muscat-like flavours. It’s a very aromatic white wine with a medium-body that can be made in either dry or sweet styles. In order to preserve a Chardonnay Musque’s fragrant aromas, they are generally unoaked wines. Chardonnay Musque is a very special wine and we’re lucky there are several producers in the Niagara region, like Cave Spring, that produce this interesting wine varietal.

Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque - Ontario White Wine

The Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque comes from the Beamsville Bench in Niagara, Ontario. It is a medium-bodied wine made in a dry style with smooth round flavours. From the first sip of the Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque you get a beautiful cocktail of flavours! You’ll find full flavours of orange blossom, baked apple and pear preserve with a soft spicy finish. For $17.95 at the LCBO, this wine is great value for all the fragrance and freshness it offers. Enjoy the Cave Spring Chardonnay Musque chilled on a spring day with grilled fish, sushi or goat cheese. Happy spring sipping!