Thomas Bachelder was the first winemaker at Le Clos Jordanne property but now makes Chardonnay under his own name in three locations – Oregon, Burgundy and Niagara. This Canadian version is all that is right about Chardonnay; mini-explosions of roasted lemon fruit and an easy-going creamy flavour and texture let it glide over your tongue effortlessly. Would be incredible with a roast chicken and all the trimmings.
Wine: Bachelder Niagara Wismer Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
Region: The Niagara Escarpment, Canada
An award-winning UK-based journalist and broadcaster who specializes in wine, and wine with food. I’m also the International Wine & Spirit Competition Communicator of the Year 2014 and a wine expert on BBC1 Saturday Kitchen Live. My debut book, Wine & Food came out in October, plus I’m wine editor for Restaurant magazine, wine expert for Stylist and wine reviewer for 60 Second Reviews, I’m also one of five members of The Wine Gang. I also write for loads of other magazines, plus I’m a judge in all kinds of international wine competitions.