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Domaine Bois de la Neuve, Coteaux Varois en Provence 2017 – New

Descriptions:

Grenache (60%) Syrah (25%) Cinsault (15%) Located in the village of Brue-Auriac in French Provence, the vineyards of Domaine Bois de la Neuve flourish in the heart of a preserved natural environment where vines, green oak and parasol trees grow side by side. The estate is managed according to principles that are respectful of the well-being and sustainability of the vineyard (respect for biodiversity, preservation of bees, controlled cover planting) The average age of the vines is 25 years

A very light class Provence pink colour with intense notes of strawberry and apricot.

Appelation:
Provence, France
Producer:
Ravoire & Fils
Accolades:
Availability:
BCLDB Exclusive
Price:
$18.99

Retrofollies 2017 Provence Rose

Descriptions:

“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:
wholesale 14.50/17.49 licensee

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 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

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 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