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Thalassitis Santorini Assyritko by Gai’a 2017

Descriptions:

The Greek Grape: Assyritko

 

Most prominently made on Santorini, the Greek island famed for its stark white architecture and blue-domed roofs, Assyrtiko is a mineral-driven, full-bodied white wine that’s incredibly ageworthy. It picks up its salty tang from volcanic soil and Mediterranean breezes, though vines are protected from harsh winds by a unique basket vine training method called kouloura. “Its bright citrus flavors, notes of sea spray and herbaceous undertones work perfectly with Mediterranean [cuisine],” says Haunah Klein, head sommelier at Boulud Sud Miami.

Appelation:
Santorini, Greede
Producer:
Gai'a Wines https://gaiawines.gr
Accolades:
90 points Wine Enthusiast - Gaia Wines 2017 Thalassitis Assyrtiko (Santorini) Lemon pulp and orange rind aromas start this robust but elegant Assyrtiko from Gaia. It offers zippy minerality and fresh fruit flavors in a clean and balanced package, with the characteristic smoke and saline edge from its Santorini terroir. —S.K.
Availability:
SPEC +191742 limited availability at very select private wine shops and fine dining restaurants
Price:
licensee 37.99/33.00 wholesale

Vallon des Cigales Reserve Provence Rosé 2018

Descriptions:

Vallon des Cigales draws its name from the vines that grow in a small valley at the very heart of the appellation. When the warm days of summer arrive in Provence, the air is filled with the love songs of the male cicadas insects, named “Cigales” in French, that thrive in the woods around the vines. Love is in the air.

TASTING NOTES:

Beautiful, brilliant pale pink colour. Subtle nose offering delicious aromas of red fruits, red currant and black currant. The mouth-feel is extremely pleasant opening with floral notes. It is fruity with a refreshing and remarkably long finish.

Pairs with most foods, fairly effortlessly, it’s especially wonderful with seafood and BC spot prawns.

Appelation:
COTEAUX VAROIS EN PROVENCE (Var) France
Producer:
Ravoire & Fils
Accolades:
Varietals: 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah
Availability:
Exclusive to BC Liquor Stores
Price:
$19.99

Les Soleillades Rosé 2018 Vintage

Descriptions:

The cuvée Les Soleillades is a selection of the best fruit of the Coteaux d’Aix en Provence. The traditional varieties Grenache (50%), Cinsault (40%) and Syrah (10%) are used.

The wine has a bright pink colour with a fruity aroma. It tastes of crisp watermelon with a citrus twist over a delicious raspberry background. Enjoy as an aperitif or will pair perfectly with charcuterie, grilled fish and chicken, Indian, Mexican or Thai food.

 

 

 

Appelation:
Provence, France
Producer:
Ravoire & Fils
Accolades:
www.ravoire-fils.com
Availability:
SPEC +320069 Available at private wine shops & restaurants
Price:
licensee 18.49/14.99 wholesale

Domaine St. Férréol Provence Rosé 2018

Descriptions:

The Domaine Saint-Férréol estate, family owned since 1720, is situated deep in the countryside of Var, overlooking the vast plains of Pontevès, at the foot of the Bessillons peaks in Provence. Coteaux Varois en Provence is the smallest appellation in Provence, the most mountainous and furthest from the sea.The soil is clay-limestone which produces fresh, fruity wine. The varietals of the 2016 Rosé are Grenache (40%), Syrah (25%) Cinsault (15%) Carignan (15%) and Ugni-Blanc (5%)

Tasting Notes :

“Bright pink coral color. Fresh, fruity aromas of strawberry, kiwi, petite fours, and honeyed rice cake with a crisp, dry medium body and an interesting, medium-long kiwi, cherry stem, peach mango yogurt, and basil finish with clunky, chewy, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A fresh, fruity, and tropical rose that will shine at the table.“

Traditional vinification at low temperature allows optimal extraction of aromas creating an intense nose of red fruits (wild strawberries and raspberry) and citrus (orange) wrapped in a classic pastel pink colour. All with a soft mouth feel offering freshness and aromatic persistence in the spirited soul of this dry rosé with tangy flavours of white currants. Presented in a satin finish bottle.

Appelation:
Coteaux Varois en Provence, France
Producer:
bottled by Ravoire & Fils
Accolades:
Availability:
Exclusive to BC Government Liquor Stores throughout the province of British Columbia
Price:
Exclusive $20.99

Retrofollies 2017 Provence Rose-“Best 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 to wholesale 9.11/11.49 licensee while quantities last!

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

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