Tag: Charme de L’ile

Defining the Root of BC Terroir masterclass

Defining the Root of BC Terroir Masterclass at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 1, 2023

To start off the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I attended this masterclass which featured 11 British Columbia wines from across the province, “Defining the Root of BC Terroir“.  Our panellists, the winemakers at the wineries, discussed the unique growing conditions of their vineyard and terroir of the area. There was also some discussion on what BC winegrowers are doing in…

Enrico Winery Celebration Charme de l'ile 2019 and Shining Armour Pinot Gris 2018 wines

Pinot Gris Two Ways from Enrico Winery

 mywinepal  February 1, 2021

Today I tasted Pinot Gris two ways from Enrico Winery.  The two wines I tasted are their Shining Armour Pinot Gris 2018 and their Celebration Charme de l’ile 2019. The latter wine is a sparkling wine, made with the Charmat (tank) method. Charme de l’ile (Island charm) is a term for this type of sparkling wine made by some wineries…

Bloom BC VQA Spring Release booklet

A Selection of BC Wine Gems from BC VQA 2019 Spring Wine Release

 mywinepal  April 26, 2019

Riesling, Pinot Gris and Viognier were prominent in this BC VQA Spring wine release tasting.  It is not surprising as white wine releases are more common in the Spring while more red wines are released in the Fall.  Viognier though I think made a bigger showing this year than in past years, and showed well.  Lots of fruit flavour and…

Enrico Winery logo

Be Treated Royally with Wines from Enrico Winery

 mywinepal  November 9, 2017

Tucked away on side roads across southern and mid-Vancouver Island, you can be surprised by a family-run winery.  Enrico Winery is one such winery, located at 3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bay, B.C. A cool climate region, this winery has forged ahead growing very interesting hybrid grapes by Valentin Blattner, a Swiss grape geneticist.  Several of Blattner’s grape hybrids are grown in…