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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

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!

Domaine du Chardonnay Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2015

Descriptions:

In 1987 Etienne Boileau, Christian Simon and William Nahan had a vision to join their vineyards and expertise together to create Domaine du Chardonnay. With 38 hectares of estate vineyards (9.5 Petit Chablis/18.5 Chablis/9.0 Chablis 1er Cru) they are hands on strictly controlling every aspect of the process from the vineyards to the glass.

Millions of years ago, the area around what’s now the small town of Chablis was covered by the sea. In the Jurassic era, the sediment-enriched clay of the region began to form, and it’s the clay that gives Chablis wine it’s unique elegance, freshness and complexity.

Appelation:
Chablis, France
Producer:
Domaine du Chardonnay www.domaine-du-chardonnay.fr
Accolades:
96 points “Elegant nose with notes of flowers and minerals. Bone dry palate with electric acidity and a fine salty finish. Energetic and precise.” Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
Availability:
SPEC +186729. Available at Fine Restaurants and Private Wine Shops
Price:
licensee 38.99/wholesale 33.80 - cases of 6

Chinon Couly-Dutheil La Baronnie Madeleine 2014

Descriptions:

Loire is the garden of France and land of kings and castles with some of world’s most delicious, delectable wines. Established in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil, then developed by René Couly who married Madeleine Dutheil, theHouse of Couly-Dutheil has become one of the great names and top producers of Chinon (Cabernet Franc).  Today, Couly-Dutheil remains a family house owned by the third and fourth generation.

100% Cabernet Franc named in honour of the family’s mother, Madeleine Couly-Dutheil. Only produced in outstanding vintages, the vines are, on average, 55 years old. Complex & intense aromas with seductively silky palate of ripe fruits. Lovely strong ruby colour with purplish reflection. Superb bouquet with red fruits, aromas & spicy notes. Generous and elegant with rich, high quality tannins. Very well balanced. Grande Cuvée de Prestige.

Appelation:
Chinon (AOC) Loire Valley, France
Producer:
Couly-Dutheil www.coulydutheil-chinon.com
Accolades:
Tasting Notes: "Lovely strong ruby colour with purplish reflection. Superb bouquet with red fruits aromas and spicy notes. Generous and elegant with rich, high quality tannins. Very well balanced. Recommended with roasted duck, chicken, lamb, grilled beef, veal, game and mushroom fricassee. Serve between 16 and 18 ° C. Pleasant from 2-3 years."
Availability:
Listed +229664 Available at select BCLDB government liquor stores.
Price:
licensee 30.99/wholesale 24.20

Couly-Dutheil Blanc du Franc 2016

Descriptions:

Founded in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil, then developed by René Couly who married Madeleine Duthiel, the House of Couly-Dutheil has become one of the great names and top producers of Chinon. The family owns 87 hectares of prestigious estate vineyards, including the famous Clos de l’Olive & Clos de l’Echo (royal vineyard of the King of France).

Today, the property is run by Jacques Couly-Dutheil and his son, Arnaud, who is recognized as one of the most creative & talented young winemakers in the region.

100% Cabernet Franc, white wine with a light pink hue. Floral & fruity nose with rose aromas and small red fruit notes. Dry wine with rich structure & savoury tannins. Refreshing finale. Average age of vines: 25 years old.

Appelation:
Chinon (AOC) Loire Valley, France
Producer:
Couly-Dutheil www.coulydutheil-chinon.com
Accolades:
Tasting Notes: "Lovely pale yellow colour, subtle bouquet dominated by fruity and floral aromas like white roses. Fruited palate with round and refreshing flavours. A tangy mouth, a fresh attack, all in simplicity and harmony"
Availability:
+160019: SPEC Available at Fine Restaurants and Private Wine Shops
Price:
licensee 26.99/wholesale 22.16

Domaine St. Férréol Provence Rosé 2017

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 $18.99 on shelf