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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.