LCBO Food & Drink Early Summer 2024

Our Signature Varieties Ontario produces most of the international varieties that you know and love. Our signature varieties, as well as examples of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gew ü rztraminer, Merlot and Baco Noir, express Ontario’s distinctive terroir bringing the Ontario wine story to life. Each is exciting, produced as a single varietal wine or used as the foundation for classic blends, sparkling, rosé and Icewine.

CHARDONNAY Ontario’s cool climate produces world class Chardonnay, bar none. • Flavours: Apple, pear & peach • Unoaked styles are fresh; oaked styles are richer; sparkling wine made with Chardonnay is classic RIESLING Quintessentially fresh, crisp & aromatic, Riesling is considered to be one of the world’s greatest white wines. • Flavours: Citrus, peach & green apple • Ontario has a wide range of styles from dry to off-dry to sweet PINOT NOIR Ontario Pinot Noir is sheer elegance, expressing the different terroir of Ontario perfectly. • Flavours: Cherry, raspberry & earthiness • Light to medium-bodied & food-friendly CABERNET FRANC The aristocratic parent of Cabernet Sauvignon is the soul of Ontario’s reds. • Flavours: Raspberry, chocolate & spice • Medium to full-bodied, bright acidity & silky tannins GAMAY NOIR Fruity, floral & earthy, Gamay has been described as the “next big thing” in Ontario. • Flavours: Cherry, blackberry & violet • Bright acidity, easy drinking & flavourful

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