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Edoardo Mirolglio (EM) 100% Mavrud

Descriptions:

Grape Varietal: 100% Mavrud (indigenous Bulgarian grape variety), from a selected vineyard.

The wines made from the late-ripening, low yielding Mavrud varietal have a deep, ruby colour with firm tannins and balanced acidity that frame the blackberry and red, ripe fruit developing a powerful, complex aroma. It has a full-bodied, dense and harmonious taste.

Mavrud is probably the most highly valued local grape variety. Bulgarians take great pride in Mavrud and actively look for wines from this variety in the market. It has been renowned and coveted since the Ancient Trojan War times.

What does Mavrud compare to?  Mavrud is likely to be a predecessor of Nebbiolo.

Fabulous aromas, much-like a beautiful Piemonte Barolo. Deep and rich, yet elegant.

Appelation:
Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
Producer:
Edoardo Miroglio (EM)
Accolades:
Availability:
Available at BCLDB
Price:
licensee 21.49/16.91 wholesale

Cabriz Dão Reserva Encruzado 2016

Descriptions:

The star white grape of the Dão region, Encruzado. Elegant and delicate aroma with fine minerality, citrus fruits and discreet wood. Made with the traditional Burgundy “batonnage” process of stirring the lees back up into the wine. The freshness stands out with beautiful fruity acidity and prefect balance. Light hints of smoke, ending with mineral and lemon-like notes. Aged 50% in stainless steel and 50% in oak.

Appelation:
Dão, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines http://www.globalwines.pt/
Accolades:
90 points/Best Buy Wine Enthusiast -"This is a beautiful wine, impressively bringing out the rich, creamy, yellow and white fruit flavors of Encruzado. A great value, it's ripe, lightly herbal and ready to drink"
Availability:
Listed. Available at select BCLDB Government Liquor Stores.
Price:
On shelf $21.99

QdoE Merlot/Baga 2014 Back in Stock

Descriptions:

“The Merlot certainly does its job here of smoothing out the Baga tannins. Together, they yield a soft, red-fruit flavoured wine with minimal tannins and juicy acidity, adding burst of flavour on the finish” Drink Now  Wine Enthusiast

Appelation:
Bairrada, Portugal
Producer:
Global Wines http://www.globalwines.pt/
Accolades:
Wine Enthusiast
Availability:
SPEC +576975 Available at Private Wine Shops
Price:
licensee 17.49/wholesale 14.22

Jumilla Bodegas Bleda Pino Doncel, 12 Meses 2015

Descriptions:

Pino Doncel 12 Meses 2015 has been produced with a selection of Monastrell and Syrah and aged twelve months in both French and American oak barrels. With a very intense cherry red colour and complex aromas of red and black ripe fruit. Well balanced in the mouth, with spicy oak hints and fruit, with a mature tannin that provides volume and sweetness at the end.

Appelation:
Jumilla, Spain
Producer:
Bodega Bleda www.bodegasbleda.es/en
Accolades:
Bacchus de Oro (Gold) 2017 Vinofed International Wine Competition Spain
Availability:
SPEC +228938
Price:
licensee 26.99/wholesale 23.19 - cases of 6

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
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +241760 Available at private wine shops and restaurants
Price:
Price Reduction to clear - wholesale 9.45

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 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