Thursday, 23 March 2017

Ropiteau Meursault 2014

Uncomplicated...simply a gentle and elegant Meursault, with aromas of baked apples, and concentrated citrus fruit. A broad, supple palate with fruit that reflects the nose, this wine has lively acidity and polished oak. The finish is long, layered and refined.  Drink now or within 6-8 years.

Wine: Ropiteau Meursault 2014
Grape: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13%
SAQ Code: 00112979
Price: $55.25
Agent: Le Marchand de Vin

Monday, 20 March 2017

Domaine de Majas Côtes Catalanes 2015

Medium ruby in colour, purple hues.  On the nose, this wine offers raspberry and cherry notes along with dusty earth.  The palate is dry, medium bodied and has a great balance between fruit and acidity.  The concentrated red berry fruit flavours, along with hints of chorizo and spice makes for an interesting, juicy finish.  Minimal use of sulphites. Drink now or within the next 2-3 years.

Wine: Domaine de Majas Côtes Catalanes 2015
Grape: Carignan (50%), Grenache (50%)
Alcohol: 13%
SAQ Code: 13105910
Price: $20.50
Agent: Oenopole

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Edoardo Miroglio 2015

Edoardo Miroglio is located in the Thracian Valley in the village of Elenovo, Bulgaria.  Aged in stainless steel tanks, this white blend of Viognier (57%) and Gewurtraminer (43%) has well expressed citrus fruit, red delicious apples and cantaloupe.  This wine has lots of charm and energy with its floral and mineral notes along with a very bright acidity.  A delightful salty and slightly creamy finish, this is a great wine that will partner well with many summer dishes. Certified Organic. Drink now.  

Edoardo Miroglio Bio 2015 
Grapes: Viognier (57%) Gewurtztraminer (43%)
Alcohol: 13%
SAQ Code: 12784931
Price: $17.40
Agent: Importation Épicurienne

Friday, 17 March 2017

Man Vintners Chenin Blanc Free-run Steen 2016

Medium lemon colour.  The nose displays medium intensity of citrus fruit like lemon-lime with nuances of seashells and honey. The medium bodied palate reflects the nose with citrus lemon-lime, apricot and quince.  Supported by a bright acidity, this round and layered wine has a satisfying salty and creamy finish.  Totally fresh having great drinkability.  Amazing value. Drink now or within 3-4 years. 

Wine: Man Vintners
Chenin Blanc Free-run Steen 2016
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Alcohol: 13%
SAQ Code:13090578
Price: $17.05
Agent: Authentic Vins et Spiritueux

Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley 2016

Pale lemon in colour.  The nose displays candied lime, crisp green apples and hints of white peach. The medium bodied palate has a solid amount of lemon-lime flavours, supported by a very decent amount of acidity.  As the wine hits the back palate, the minerality shines through, with layers of citrus fruit and slight honeydew.   This wine shows great length and will benefit from 3-4 years in the cellar. Pure and delicious.
Pewsey Vale is a unique in the sense that they are  in a single site, single varietal vineyard.  Riesling in all of its glory. It is wines like this that are the hidden gems of Australia.  #drinnkauusiewines.

Wine: Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley 2016 
Grape: Riesling
Alcohol: 12%
SAQ: 12888051
Price: 22.95
Agent: Elixirs Wine and Spirits