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Cellier New Arrivals - February, 2015 | New products

Regular price: $16.50
See product page: Pala I Fiori Nuragus 2014
Nuragus di Cagliari DOC/DOP
Nuragus
White wine
Italy, Sardinia
750 ml
SAQ code: 12391942

Founded in 1950, Azienda Agricola Pala is a family winery  hat owns several estates in Sardinia. The Palas consider Nuragus, the oldest local variety, as a part of their DNA.  

Regular price: $32.75
See product page: Domaine des Huards François 1er Vieilles Vignes 2015
Cour-Cheverny AOC/AOP
Romorantin
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire
750 ml
SAQ code: 12476452
Organic product

Seventh generation vigneron  Alexandre Gendrier met his wife Paulina during a trip to Quebec in 2007. She now works with him at Domaine des Huards, owned by the Gendriers since 1846.

Regular price: $29.95
See product page: Bachelder Chardonnay Bourgogne 2013
Bourgogne AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne
750 ml
SAQ code: 11856040

Thomas Bachelder became  known in Quebec mainly for his work at the excellent Clos Jordanne. He then founded his own brand in 2009, focusing on cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Regular price: $33.25
See product page: Tantalus Riesling 2017
Okanagan Valley VQA
Riesling
White wine
Canada, British Columbia
750 ml
SAQ code: 12456726
Product of Canada

Tantalus Vineyards is located in Kelowna, on the northeastern side of the Okanagan Valley. It produces elegant and expressive cool-climate wines, mainly from Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Regular price: $19.95
See product page: Pilheiros 2013
Douro DOC
Touriga francesa, Tinta roriz
Red wine
Portugal, Porto/Douro
750 ml
SAQ code: 11062531

Cap Wine, founded in 2008  by three partners including Québécois André Tremblay, owns one winery in France and two in the Douro. Named PILHEIROS, this second wine from their two Portugese Quintas is full-bodied and focused around flavors of black berry, liquorice and cocoa. 

Regular price: $23.30
See product page: Tami Nero d'Avola 2016
Sicilia DOC/DOP
Nero d'Avola
Red wine
Italy, Sicily
750 ml
SAQ code: 12473534

Tami is Arianna Occhipinti’s  negociant label. This worldrenowned young producer makes all her wines organically and with great talent and care. An easy-drinking Nero d’Avola, with lots of character.

Regular price: $23.15
See product page: Suertes del Marqués 7 Fuentes 2015
Valle de la Orotava DO
Listán Negro, Tintilia
Red wine
Spain, Les Iles
750 ml
SAQ code: 12475425

A warm climate and volcanic  soils define the Atlantic Ocean’s Canary Islands. This young estate, established in 2006 with local grape varieties, is worth discovering.  

Regular price: $23.15
See product page: Tenuta Argentiera Poggio ai Ginepri 2016
Bolgheri DOC/DOP
Cabernet sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 11161299

Within the prestigious Bolgheri region, the Argentiera zone is the closest to the sea and enjoys ideal vine aeration as well as sun exposure superior to Bordeaux. Mostly known for their Bordeaux-type blends, fashion magnates, the Fratini brothers teamed up with famous wine tycoon Piero Antinori to found Tenute Argentiera – where this powerfully structured yet supple and elegant cuvee is produced.  Drink through 2019.

Regular price: $26.00
See product page: Domodimonti Picens 2012
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Montepulciano, Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, The Marches
750 ml
SAQ code: 12476292

Francesco Bellini, Biochem Pharma co-founder with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, decided to go into wine in his native region of Italy, after selling his company in the early 2000s. 

Regular price: $28.20
See product page: La Chapelle de Potensac 2010
Médoc AOC/AOP
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
France, Bordeaux
750 ml
SAQ code: 12481041

Potensac belongs to Domaines  Delon, which also owns Nénin and Léoville Las Cases. More supple than the first wine, thanks to a greater proportion of Merlot, La Chapelle is quite seductive.

 

WS 89-92 (2010 vintage)  

Regular price: $29.60
See product page: Moulins de Citran 2009
Haut-Médoc AOC/AOP
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
France, Bordeaux
750 ml
SAQ code: 00737882

Located within the Haut-Médoc appellation, Citran is one of Médoc’s oldest seigneuries. Its second wine, Moulins de Citran, combines a rigorous parcel selection of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sorted on tables. The quality of the vintage is noticeable when you pour a glass of this cuvée graced with plenty of body and great freshness. Cedar, graphite, cherry and plum make up its aromatic profile.

Regular price: $36.50
See product page: Vignoble du Loup Blanc Méchant Loup 2014
Carignan
Red wine
France, Languedoc-Roussillon
750 ml
SAQ code: 12476348
Organic product

Loire Valley native but longtime  Quebecer Alain Rochard,a fixture of the Montreal restaurant scene, has added yet another reference to childhood tales with this “Big Bad Wolf” cuvée.

Regular price: $35.00
See product page: La Bravoure de la Tour Carnet 2010
Médoc AOC/AOP
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
France, Bordeaux
750 ml
SAQ code: 12478378

This Château, one of the most  ancient and majestic estates in the Médoc, is now ownedby great wine creator Bernard Magrez, assisted by renowned oenologist Michel Rolland. 

Regular price: $38.50
See product page: Les Demoiselles de Larrivet Haut-Brion 2010
Pessac-Léognan AOC/AOP
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
White wine
France, Bordeaux
750 ml
SAQ code: 12481083

This is the second wine of  Château Larrivet Haut-Brion, an estate whose reputation soared after 2007 when Bruno Lemoine, formerly of Château Montrose, brought it welcomed and renewed energy. 

Ratings: WS 89
Regular price: $42.25
See product page: La Fleur de Pedesclaux 2010
Pauillac AOC/AOP
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
France, Bordeaux
750 ml
SAQ code: 12481112
Cellier Favourite

This is the second wine  of Château de Pédesclaux, a fifth-growth estate that recently added new vineyards to its holdings, quite nicelysituated between Lafite and  Mouton Rothschild. 

SOURCES CITED

BD Le Grand Guide des vins de France de Bettane & Desseauve (out of 20)
BURG Burghound, Allen Meadows (out of 100)
D Decanter (* ** *** **** *****)
GP Guide Peñin (out of 100)
JR Jancis Robinson (out of 20)
IWC Internationall Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer (out of 100)
GR Gambero Rosso
RVF La Revue du vin de France (out of 20)
WA Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (out of 100)
WS Wine Spectator (out of 100)

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