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Vallon des Cigales Reserve Provence Rosé 2018

Descriptions:

Vallon des Cigales draws its name from the vines that grow in a small valley at the very heart of the appellation. When the warm days of summer arrive in Provence, the air is filled with the love songs of the male cicadas insects, named “Cigales” in French, that thrive in the woods around the vines. Love is in the air.

TASTING NOTES:

Beautiful, brilliant pale pink colour. Subtle nose offering delicious aromas of red fruits, red currant and black currant. The mouth-feel is extremely pleasant opening with floral notes. It is fruity with a refreshing and remarkably long finish.

Pairs with most foods, fairly effortlessly, it’s especially wonderful with seafood and BC spot prawns.

Appelation:
COTEAUX VAROIS EN PROVENCE (Var) France
Producer:
Ravoire & Fils
Accolades:
Varietals: 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah
Availability:
Exclusive to BC Liquor Stores
Price:
$19.99

Les Soleillades Rosé – New 2018 Vintage has arrived!

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 18.49/14.99 wholesale

Domaine St. Férréol Provence Rosé 2018

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 $20.99

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 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

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