Crisp & Light

Crisp & Light Taste Profile

Wines from this profile are fresh tasting and thirst-quenching. They often have flavours of apple, citrus or pear. A great choice for any occasion. Serve with light meals.


Varietals and Grapes

There are thousands of grapes used to make wine. Different grapes offer unique taste characteristics in wine. These can vary based on where the grapes are grown and how the wine is made. To the right is a general guide to what grapes or types of wine tend to fall under the Crisp & Light Taste Profile.

Subtle

L'Acadie Blanc, Trebbiano, Verdicchio, Alvarinho (Vinho Verde)

Moderate

Pinot Grigio (Fresh style), Chablis, Sauvignon Blanc (Old World)

Bold

Chardonnay (Unoaked), Sauvignon Blanc (New World), Riesling (Alsace)


Subtle

Wine-Crisp&Light Shelf Talker

Here's the info you'll find on the shelf

  1. ① Intensity Scale

    Think of the Intensity Scale as a measure of how much the aromas and flavours of a particular wine jump out from the glass.

    SUBTLE

    MODERATE

    BOLD

  2. ② Taste Profile

    Crisp & Light is one of the six taste profiles.

  3. ③ Flavours

    A wine’s flavour is influenced by many things including the grapes, the land it comes from and how it was made. We’ve summed up each wine’s Flavour in a few simple words.

  4. ④ Sweetness

    Sweetness Level will always appear under Flavours. The levels can range from very dry to very sweet.

  5. ⑤ Food Pairings

    The enjoyment from a glass of wine can be enhanced by pairing it with the right food. Here are a few suggestions for foods that pair well with the wines in each Wine Taste Profile.

Moderate

2 cucumber shrimp rolls held together by toothpicks

Cucumber shrimp rolls

This recipe makes a great pre-dinner appetizer at spring dinner parties.

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Spinach and strawberry salad

Spinach and strawberry salad

This sweet and savoury salad is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.

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Mediterranean penne

Mediterranean penne

This simple pasta is loaded with flavours from the Mediterranean.

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Scallop carpaccio with bitters infused olive oil

Scallop carpaccio with bitters infused olive oil

An artful presentation of scallops created by Bistro Le Coq's Chef Matt Kelly.

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Haddock & lemon quenelles

Haddock & lemon quenelles

This is a liberal interpretation of Pan Bagnat, a dish popular in Nice (France). In Nice, the sandwiches would most often be filled with the ingredients used to make a Niçoise Salad.

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Game day cheese balls

Game day cheese balls

These are not only a great game-day treat but a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

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