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QdoE Sparkling Rosado Brut

Descriptions:

Quinta do Encontro is an innovative and creative winery in the Bairrada region, embracing the past while envisioning the future. The architecture of the winery includes a barrel-like exterior and corkscrew interior.  Winemaker: Osvaldo Amado

100% Tourigal Nacional– Traditional Method

6 months in cellar + 1 more month after degorgement.

Predominant cherry, strawberry & raspberry aromas with a fruity, elegant finish. A beautiful pink on it’s own or with Mediterranean & Asian/Indian cuisine.

Appelation:
Bairrada, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines www.globalwines.pt
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Availability:
SPEC +241760 Available at private wine shops and restaurants
Price:
Licensee 16.49/wholesale 13.45

Castillo de Jumilla Monastrell

Descriptions:

Bodegas Bleda is located in the Designation of Origin Jumilla, situated in Eastern Spain, halfway between the Mediterranean coastline and Castilla La Mancha, south of Valencia.

Headquartered in the Valley of Omblancas, at an altitude of 650 meters overlooking the Castle of Jumilla.

Grape varietal:  Monastrell (100%)

Tasting notes: Unoaked with a fragrant nose of fresh cherries and blackberries. At 14% alcohol, the wine is well balanced with

smooth tannins and a pleasant sweetness. It is mature and elegant with a lasting bouquet for such a young wine.

Food & accompaniments: A wine for grilled meats at a price that can’t be beat.

 

Appelation:
Jumilla (DOC), Spain
Producer:
Bodega Bleda www.bodegasbleda.es/en
Accolades:
Great everyday Value Wine
Availability:
SPEC +741561 Available at private wine shops and restaurants
Price:
Licensee 12.99/wholesale 10.69

Domaine le Grand Destre

Descriptions:

Located in Camaret-sur-Aigues, to the north east of Orange, in the zone of Rasteau.

François Moricelly is the fourth generation managing the family-owned vineyard, where cultivating vines is an integral part of the history of the estate.

In Provencal “Grand Destré” means “Large press”: this wine press is still present on the estate. In between the two wars, it was used by François Moricelly’s great grandfather to press grapes. The non fermented sparkling juice (bourru wine) was then immediately sold to restaurants in Lyon (bouchons) just before the arrival of the new wines.

Varietals: 65% Grenache, 35% Carignan.

Tasting Notes: Beautiful garnet red colour with light purple hues. Nose opening on red berries and garrigue fruit with subtle hints of plum. Well balanced on the palate, it reveals melted tannins and concludes with a very pleasant velvety finale.

Appelation:
D'Orange, France (Vins de Pays)
Producer:
www.ravoire-fils.com (distributors)
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Availability:
SPEC +841098 Available at private wine shops and fine restaurants
Price:
Reduced to clear licensee 9.99/wholesale 8.00

Domaine de Beaumiere (CDR)

Descriptions:

Domaine de Beaumière is located in the Provence part of the Drôme, in the village of Bouchet that once belonged to the Princes of Orange and was later bought in the XIVth century by nuns from a Cistercian Abbey.

It is in this rural village, essentially turned toward viticulture, that Claude Charpentier who represents the third generation and is heir to a long tradition of winemaking manages the Domaine. He endeavours to combine ancestral tradition with the more recent approach of sustainable agriculture aiming to preserve the environment and produce the very best her terroir has to offer.

Varietals: Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%.

Tasting Notes: Deep garnet red colour with purple hues. Delicate nose yielding aromas of red berries and violets. The mouthfeel is supple and elegant offering a smooth and velvety texture that is remarkably well-balanced.

Appelation:
Cote du Rhone, France
Producer:
www.ravoire-fils.com (distributors)
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +89706 Available at private wine stores and fine restaurants
Price:
Licensee 17.99/wholesale 14.91

Domaine du Cause La Lande Cavagnac Malbec 2014

Descriptions:

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Domaine de Cause 2014 La Lande Cavagnac Malbec (Cahors)

“This is a single-parcel wine from old vines (which date back to the 1970s). Aged in wood, this very fine wine shows sophisticated tannins, complex spice, black-plum fruits and a judicious shot of acidity. It is a fine wine, still young and showing a good potential for aging.“

 

Appelation:
Cahors (AOC), France
Producer:
Domaine du Cause www.domaineducause.fr
Accolades:
92 points Wine Enthusiast
Availability:
LISTED +632240 Available at select BCLDB Government Liquor Stores
Price:
licensee 31.98/wholesale 24.98 - cases of 6

Domaine du Cause Malbec Cahors

Descriptions:

Cahors is recognized as the “home” of Malbec. This style has a deliciously distinctive character and no similar wines exist, even in Argentia. Dare to compare the “original” Malbec.

Appelation:
Cahors (AOC), France
Producer:
Domaine du Cause www.domainedecause.fr
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Availability:
SPEC +134718 Available at private wine shops and fine restaurants
Price:
Licensee 17.99/wholesale 15.11

Piron Morgon La Chanaise 2015

Descriptions:

Dominique Piron’s family history in Beaujolais spans more than four centuries, with his oldest known ancestor born in Morgon in 1590. There have been 14 generations of winegrowers in the family and he is known as “The Dom Piron of Morgon”.

The Morgon cru is located on the hills of Villié Morgon in the northern Beaujolais region. The climate is continental and the small plots from which this wine comes have a southeast exposure overlooking the valley of the Saône.

VINEYARDS These vines are more than 50 years old and grow on the foundation of “rotten rock” rich in iron oxide, and schists.

VARIETAL: 100% Gamay Noir

Appelation:
Burgundy (Beaujolais Cru), France
Producer:
Dominique Piron www.domaines-piron.fr
Accolades:
Wine Spectator, Top 100 Wines of 2017, Smart Buys 91 points “This ripe, light- to medium-bodied red sports layers of pure blackberry, cassis and damson plum, edged with licorice, floral and apricot details. Tangy, mouthwatering acidity highlights the mineral and spice details on the long, lightly grippy finish. Drink now through 2020"
Availability:
Listed: Available at BCLDB Government Liquor Stores.
Price:
$26.99

Dominique Piron Chenas Quartz 2014

Descriptions:

Appellation: Chénas is the smallest and rarest of the Beaujolais Crus. This comes from a vineyard that Piron runs with the three Michelin-starred Lameloise restaurant in Chagny.

The soil is granite based clay with bands of quartz crystals running through it. This is where the wine gets its name, as the quartz imparts a mineral quality to the wine which makes it very expressive without being heavy.

The nine- hectare parcel comprises vines of more than 60 years of age on a steep, east-facing slope between 310 and 380 metres up. They are all pruned in the traditional goblet (head-pruned) style of Beaujolais. The harvest is done entirely by hand. Only manual harvesting is allowed in the Beaujolais region.

A full-on nose of spice, earth and prettiness is mirrored on a palate that seems to bring together notes of lilac and peony before unveiling mature tannins. Supple, generous and vibrant, with graphite and deeply scented red fruits. A real stunner. Pairs well with rich, complex sauces and grilled meats.

Appelation:
Burgundy (Beaujolais), France Cru: Chenas
Producer:
Domaine Piron www.domaines-piron.fr
Accolades:
90 points Gismondi on Wine
Availability:
Available at BCLDB
Price:
licensee 29.99/wholesale 24.07