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Domaine du Chardonnay Petit Chablis 2016

Descriptions:

For over 30 years the Domaine du Chardonnay has been proud to share a glass of their passion. The estate Petit Chablis (AOC) vineyards are situated on the banks of the Serein River in northern Burgundy. A 100% unoaked Chardonnay, Petit Chablis has nothing “little” about it. A brilliant light gold with a pleasant nose of white-fleshed fruits, citrus and flowers with a lively, fresh and silky palate.

Appelation:
Chablis, France
Producer:
Domaine du Chardonnay www.domaine-du-chardonnay.fr
Accolades:
Availability:
Listed +229487. Available at BCLDB Government Liquor Stores.
Price:
licensee 27.99/wholesale 21.90

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 29.99/wholesale 24.07

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

Chinon Couly-Dutheil La Coulee Automnale 2015

Descriptions:

The Chinon region has all the qualities of the greatest soils. Its semi-oceanic climate is exceptionally mild and benefits of long sunny periods. The variety of soils and their particular qualities allows the cabernet-franc (98% of the vineyard) to express all its fineness and its celebrated “taffetas” within a range of strong personalities.

With the domaine’s vineyard all grassed through and run according to the rules of “La Lutte Raisonnée (biological culture methods), the estate has placed an increasing emphasis on high foliage (generally trimming the vines to 1.80 m), éclaircissage (to thin out), de-leafing around the bunches to keep the grapes healthy and then hand picking, as late as possible, to get full ripeness.

100% Cabernet Franc from the noble terroir of Chinon with clay-siliceous plateaux and the clay-limestone hillsides. Nice purple and ruby colour. Very pleasant nose with small red fruit aromas. Fruity, soft and rich mouthfeel with charming tannins.

Appelation:
Chinon (AOC) Loire Valley, France
Producer:
Couly-Dutheil www.coulydutheil-chinon.com
Accolades:
Tasting Notes: "Nice purple and ruby color; pleasant nose with small red fruits aromas. Fruity, soft & unctus mouth with charming tannins. Serve with chicken, ham, veal, beef, grilled meats, and bbq dishes." As the name explains "Automnale", the bottling happens in Autumn.
Availability:
+230072 SPEC - Available at Fine Restaurants & Private Wine Shops
Price:
licensee 23.99/wholesale 20.80

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 2016-Now Available Year-Round

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.“

96 points, Gold Medal Exceptional, Best Buy TASTINGS.COM

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:
96 points, Gold Medal Exceptional, Best Buy TASTINGS.COM
Availability:
Exclusive to BC Government Liquor Stores throughout the province of British Columbia
Price:
Exclusive $17.99 on shelf

Les Soleillades Rosé 2016 – Enjoy Year-Round

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 14.99/12.24 wholesale

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)
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +841098 Available at private wine shops and fine restaurants
Price:
Licensee 13.49/wholesale 10.96