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Cellier New Arrivals - April, 2015 | New products

Regular price: $19.95
See product page: Laurent Miquel Albarino 2016
Albarino
White wine
France
750 ml
SAQ code: 12492831

Albariño has been growing in  popularity, and Laurent Miquel couldn’t be happier. After falling in love with the grape during a trip to Spain, he became the first to grow it in France.

Regular price: $27.40
See product page: Domaine de la Garrelière Cuvée Cendrillon Touraine 2017
Touraine AOC/AOP
Sauvignon blanc
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire
750 ml
SAQ code: 10211397
Organic product

Elaborated according to the precepts of organic agriculture by the talented François Plouzeau, this flagship wine of the estate is based on low yields and reveals a strong personality. Sauvignon vinified for two-thirds in vats and the rest in barrels, this white displays a singular expression of linden and lemon combined with herbal and mineral notes.

Regular price: $24.00
See product page: Dominio de Tares Lusco 2014
Rias Baixas DO
Albarino
White wine
Spain, L'Espagne Verte
750 ml
SAQ code: 12485834

Dominio de Tares owners, now  considered among the best Albariño producers in Spain, waited 20 years to ensure their vines had reached maturity before bottling their own wine from the variety.

Regular price: $19.15
See product page: Bodega del Abad Gotin del Risc Mencia 2016
Bierzo DO
Mencía
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 12492815

“Gotín” is a word used in Bierzo  to describe a glass of wine shared between friends. “Risc”was the name of a well-known vigneron and Mencía lover from  the region. All in all, a very tasty tribute. 

Regular price: $22.30
See product page: Elian Da Ros Vin est une fête 2016
Côtes du Marmandais AOC/AOP
Merlot, Cabernet franc, Abouriou
Red wine
France, Sud-Ouest
750 ml
SAQ code: 11793211

“From a little-known appellation  southeast of Bordeaux, this is a gorgeous wine by Elian Da Ros, a producer who learned his trade at Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, in Alsace, before taking over his family’s vineyards.”

- Véronique Rivest 

Regular price: $22.95
See product page: Domaine la Prade Mari Minervois Conte Des Garrigues 2013
Minervois AOC/AOP
Syrah, Grenache
Red wine
France, Languedoc-Roussillon
750 ml
SAQ code: 12488488

This small, 24-hectare winery has been run since 1964 by a family that left its native Algeria for the hills of  Languedoc. Eric, its thirdgeneration vigneron, is now cultivating the farm organically. 

Regular price: $24.00
See product page: Château Cambon 2017
Beaujolais AOC/AOP
Gamay
Red wine
France, Beaujolais
750 ml
SAQ code: 12454991

Cambon is a partnership  between the Lapierre family (Domaine Marcel Lapierre) and Jean-Claude Chanudet,all pioneers of natural wine in Beaujolais. The same philosophy is at work here, as shown by this remarkable cuvée.

Regular price: $26.70
See product page: Birichino Besson Vineyard Central Coast Vigne Centenaire 2017
Central Coast AVA
Grenache
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 12486386

At Birichino, Bonny Doon and  Domaine Ostertag alumni Alex Krause and John Locke have been using century-old vines to make this, reputedly one of the top Grenache in the West. 

Regular price: $27.85
See product page: Georges Descombes Brouilly 2017
Brouilly AOC/AOP
Gamay
Red wine
France, Beaujolais
750 ml
SAQ code: 12494028

When he discovered the wines of dearly departed Marcel  Lapierre, Descombes wasinspired to create wines of great purity and elegance. He has since become one of the best vignerons in Beaujolais. 

Regular price: $26.15
See product page: Château d'Escurac 2010
Médoc AOC/AOP
Red wine
France, Bordeaux
750 ml
SAQ code: 11609559

Previously a stud farm for horses, this family estate is now producing top wines: Winner of the 1999 Coupe des Crus Bourgeois, it is now prized, but still reasonably priced.

Regular price: $27.65
See product page: Bodega Matarromera Emina Crianza 2012
Ribera del Duero DO
Tempranillo
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 12488470

Matarromera, the secondlargest  producer in Old Castile, heads a group of six wineries around the Duero River. It has made eco-friendly innovation one of its core values. 

Regular price: $29.05
See product page: Enedina 2013
Bierzo DO
Mencía
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 12473948

A new joint venture from two of the region’s stars, Raúl Pérez and Pablo Frías of Tilenus. Together, they showcase the best of Mencía, the main grape variety from this Castile appellation.

Regular price: $29.35
See product page: Hervé Murat Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits Les Herbues 2011
Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne
750 ml
SAQ code: 12206153

Nicknamed the golden boy of  the Hautes-Côtes, Hervé Murat has been producing reasonably priced, high-quality Pinots since 2005. This wine is made from a small plot he took over from his grandfather.

Regular price: $29.00
See product page: Château Côte Montpezat Cuvée Compostelle 2010
Côtes de Castillon AOC/AOP
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
France, Bordeaux
750 ml
SAQ code: 12512003

According to legend, if you stop by the Château’s well, you could hear the sound of pilgrims who once stopped there to refresh themselves. A cuvée made from a rigorous selection of the best sites.

Ratings: WS 90
Regular price: $30.00
See product page: Le Plan de L'Homme Habilis 2012
Languedoc AOC/AOP
Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Red wine
France, Languedoc-Roussillon
750 ml
SAQ code: 12489149

Created in 2005, the Terrasses du Larzac appellation, in the foothills of the Cévennes Mountains, holds some of the highest-altitude vines in the Languedoc.Give this wine some air to enjoy fully.  

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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