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Domaine du Chalet Pouilly Saint Veran 2017

Descriptions:

Seek out this 2017 Saint-Veran (AOC) from the Leger-Plumet’s boutique family estate from 53-year-old vines. 100% Unoaked Chardonnay that delivers subtle stoney, citrus notes that gain intensity with aeration. Fresh and vibrant with a fine line of acidity. Delicate, but precise, with a tang of salinity that draws you back.

Appelation:
Burgundy, France`
Producer:
Domaine du Chalet Pouilly
Accolades:
Wine Enthusiast Previous Vintage Accolades “This is a ripe, creamy wine. It is all fruit: ripe apples and sweet pears. There is a fine touch of spice as well as attractive acidity. It may be young, but it is certainly ready to enjoy for it’s rich fruit. The producer’s vineyards lie under the dramatic cliff of Solutré.”
Availability:
SPEC +148979 Available at Private Retail Wine Shops and Fine Restaurants
Price:
licensee 23.49/wholesale 20.20

Rhône to the Bone 2016 Red Blend

Descriptions:

The ancestors of Ravoire & Fils began producing wine in the Rhone Valley as far back as 1471. Through the generations their unrelenting passion has endeavoured produce wines that illustrate the richness of the soils. It is in their DNA.
Grenache (65%) & Syrah (35%) 90 Points Decanter World Wine Awards
“Floral welcoming aroma with hints of red fruit and spice, pretty potent ripeness in the mouth and touches of lavender and black currant.”

www.rhonetothebone.com

Appelation:
Côtes du Rhône (AOC), France
Producer:
Ravoire & Fils
Accolades:
90 points Decanter
Availability:
SPEC - Available at private wine shops and restaurants
Price:
licensee 19.49/wholesale 16.03

Domaine Bolchet 2016 Costières de Nîmes

Descriptions:

Syrah (55%) Grenache (40%) & Cinsault (5%) Tasting Notes: Dark red colour with purple hues. The nose is dominated by aromas of blackcurrant, black berries and spices. The mouth-feel is full bodied and ample, yielding to a subtle finish of hints of pepper. Avg age of vines: 40 years. Winemaker Béatrice Bécamel took over the family owned Domaine over 20 years ago in which her great-grandfather started over a century ago in 1900.

Appelation:
Costières de Nîmes (Southern Rhone, France)
Producer:
Domaine Bolchet
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +207236 Available at private wine shops and restaurants
Price:
15.49 licensee/12.65 wholesale

Bio Mavrud & Rubin Certified Organic Red Wine

Descriptions:

Bio Mavrud & Rubin is a certified organic wine made from indigenous red grapes from Bulgaria. An intense and vivid ruby colour with complex and fresh fruit notes distinctive of the varieties. Nuances of black currant, cherry and blackberry, elegantly balanced from 6 months of oak aging.

Appelation:
Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
Producer:
Edoardo Miroglio http://www.emiroglio-wine.com/en
Accolades:
Availability:
+169436 Listed Available at BC Government Liquor Stores
Price:
$18.99

Casa de Santar Vinha dos Amores 100% Touriga Nacional 2013

Descriptions:

The Casa de Santar estate, still inhabited by its aristocratic owners, is run by Global Wines. From one parcel, Vinha dos Amores, they have produced this impressively ripe wine with its dense tannins. Full of spice, black plum skin texture and balanced acidity, it’s serious, concentrated and only just mature. 18 months in French Oak with 6 months in bottle before release.

Casa de Santar is the oldest and most emblematic wine estate in the heart of the Dão region, for the history, size and prestige of its wines. The seventeenth century estate has been held by the same family (now represented by the son of the Countess of Santar, Tereza de Lencastre de Mello) for fifteen generations. Casa de Santar has the largest vineyard area in Dão, with 103 hectares, 90 of which are red and 13 white. Winemaker, Osvaldo Amado, is striving to showcase the indigenous noble grapes of the Dão by achieving the best premium examples of Encruzado and Touriga Nacional with the grapes from the single estate Vinha dos Amores vineyards.

Appelation:
Dã o, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines
Accolades:
93 CELLAR SELECTION POINTS - WINE ENTHUSIAST (MARCH 2017) 90 POINTS - WINE SPECTATOR (FEBRUARY 2017)
Availability:
SPEC - Available at private wine shops & fine restaurants
Price:
licensee 43.99/wholesale 37.27

Casa de Santar Vinha dos Amores 100% Encruzado 2014

Descriptions:

“Who can resist a wine called the Lovers’ Vineyard? Finely aged in wood, it comes from the highest point of the Santar Estate and is rich in yellow fruit and toasty spice. Creamy, smooth and lightly tangy. Drink from 2018” 92 points Wine Enthusiast
12 months in new French Oak & 3 months batonnage with 6 months in bottle before release.

Case of 3 bottles in wooden crate

Appelation:
Dão, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines
Accolades:
92 points Wine Enthusiast
Availability:
SPEC - Available at private wine shops & fine restaurants
Price:
licensee $43.99/wholesale $37.27

Cabriz Rosé 2017 – a great year-round Rosé

Descriptions:

Made from two of the most recognized indigenous Dão varietals, Touriga Nacional being the national “noble” grape of Portugal – found most commonly in Port wines brings deep colour, unmistakable aromas of blackberries, wild flowers and forest bush. The tannins are strong and powerful. Combined with Alfrocherio, which produces a rich and deep colour with hints of ripe blueberry, wild flowers and spices with a great acidity which blends perfectly with the Touriga Nacional.

Although a light pink in colour, good structure that gives it the weight for winter!

Tasting Notes: A light, bright pink this beautiful rosé wine has an intense fragrance of fresh red berries, predominantly cherries, strawberries, raspberries distinct weight.

 

Appelation:
Dão, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines www.globalwines.pt
Accolades:
Wine Enthusiast (previous vintage) Best Buy accolade:“This ripe, fruity blend of Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro is zesty and lightly spicy, with a warm, ripe character. The strawberry fruit is laced with acidity, allowing the smooth texture to shine.”
Availability:
SPEC: +150499 Available at private wine shops and fine restaurants
Price:
wholesale 13.01/15.99 licensee

Retrofollies 2017 Provence Rose-“Bridge Buy”

Descriptions:

May we recommend +5526 Retrofollies 2017 Provence Rose to “bridge the gap” for your Provence Rose of choice before the +320029 Les Soleillades 2018 arrives.

“Anyone with a yen for the flappers of the 1920s should get this wine, with its label showing a vision of the French Riviera in that era. The wine itself is modern, clean and crisp with an attractive lightness. Ripe strawberries come through strongly in the aftertaste.” Wine Enthusiast

“Dusty pink coral color. Floral, attractive aromas of spring blossom, juicy bartlett pear, raspberry, and clove with a supple, crisp, dry medium body and a complex, very long raspberry, currant, key lime pie, and chervil finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious and perfumed rose with a great sense of place. “

Appelation:
Provence, France
Producer:
Ravoire & Fils
Accolades:
70% Grenache/30% Syrah
Availability:
SPEC +5526 - Available at Private Wine Shops & Fine Restaurants
Price:
Reduced by $2.00 wholesale 12.99/15.99 licensee while quantities last!