Joie’s proprietors, Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn, make no secret of their stylistic inspiration: France. More specifically, Alsace and Burgundy. This impressive high-end chardonnay speaks with a strong Burgundian accent, and that’s big flattery to any chardonnay. Everything’s in balance in this multilayered, subtle white. Medium-full-bodied, it’s silky, yet crisp, with notes of cold butter, charred pineapple, lemon pie and vanilla. The oak is smartly integrated, inconspicuous. Introduce this “famille” to scallops wrapped in bacon; joiefarm.com; $38 in Alberta.