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Regular price: $15.95
See product page: Domaine Tetramythos Roditis 2018
Patras AOP
Roditis
White wine
Greece, Peloponnese
750 ml
SAQ code: 12484575
Organic product

Located on Mount Aroania and cooled by the winds coming  from the Gulf of Corinth, thisestate is gaining international  recognition for the quality of its wines. A winery to watch. 

Regular price: $18.40
See product page: Domaine des Vins de Vienne Reméage Rosé de Syrah 2014
Syrah
Rosé
France
750 ml
SAQ code: 12500361

Today, it seems like everyone  knows the Vins de Vienne. Created in 1996, this trio of famous vignerons – Yves Cuilleron, Pierre Gaillard and François Villard – has been a leading force in the revival of the Northern Rhône.

Regular price: $21.55
See product page: Les Béatines Coteaux d'Aix en Provence rosé 2017
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOC/AOP
Syrah, Grenache
Rosé
France, Provence
750 ml
SAQ code: 11232261
Organic product

Northwest of Aix-en-Provence, between the Alpilles, the massif du Lubéron and the Sainte-Victoire mountain, the 40 hectares of Domaine des Béates are farmed organically on the best land in the commune of Lambesc. Located on the west side of the region, the aix-en-provence appellation can count on the refreshing presence ot the mistral wind and limestone-rich soil. A rosé true to its terroir.

Regular price: $29.10
See product page: Domaine Gavoty Cuvée Clarendon 2016
Côtes de Provence AOC/AOP
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
Rosé
France, Provence
750 ml
SAQ code: 11231867

Provence is synonymous with rosé wine, which represents 88 percent of all wine produced in the region – and the remarkable quality of this wine shows why. Magnificent year after year, it offers a fresh and elegant mouthfeel with pleasant fruity, floral and mineral notes. We want more!

Regular price: $31.25
See product page: Domaine De La Mordorée La Dame Rousse 2017
Tavel AOC/AOP
Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache
Rosé
France, Vallée du Rhône
750 ml
SAQ code: 12376881
Organic product

Who is the redheaded lady  (dame rousse) for which this cuvée is named? Like a mordorée, it is in fact a poetic nickname for the woodcock, a bird frequently seen around the estate.  

Regular price: $20.00
See product page: Capçanes Mas Donis Barrica 2014
Montsant DO
Tempranillo, Grenache, Merlot, Syrah
Red wine
Spain, Côte Méditerranéenne
750 ml
SAQ code: 12499540

Chock full of character, this  cuvée was praised by Robert Parker, who even called it a “baby Priorat”. High praise for a modestly priced wine produced just next door in the Montsant appellation. 

Regular price: $21.35
See product page: Alpha Estate Axia Red 2015
Syrah, Xinomavro
Red wine
Greece, Macedoine
750 ml
SAQ code: 12499515

On their estate named after  the first letter of the Greek alphabet, owners Latridis and Mavridis demonstrate the full potential and quality of the region’s wines. Give this one an A+. 

Regular price: $21.80
See product page: Domaine Tselepos Driopi Agiorgitiko 2016
Nemea AOP
Agiorgitiko
Red wine
Greece, Peloponnese
750 ml
SAQ code: 10701311

Yannis Tselepos studied  oenology in Dijon, and then worked in Burgundy for a few years to hone his skills. He has become a true reference for  ther Greek winemakers.

Regular price: $25.00
See product page: Nicolis Seccal Ripasso 2016
Valpolicella Ripasso DOC/DOP
Corvina, Croatina, Molinara, Rondinella
Red wine
Italy, Veneto
750 ml
SAQ code: 11027807
Cellier Favourite

This wine is certainly not lacking in character, thanks to having been fermented on the pomace from the estate’s Amarones and Recioto della Valpolicella. Supple and very velvety on the palate.

Regular price: $29.25
See product page: Domaine Olivier Pithon Cuvée Lais 2016
Côtes du Roussillon AOC/AOP
Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache
Red wine
France, Languedoc-Roussillon
750 ml
SAQ code: 11925720
Organic product

Olivier, younger brother  to Jo Pithon, a talented Loire winemaker, learned his trade in Bordeaux and Beaujolais before starting his own winemaking business in the hills of Roussillon. 

Regular price: $30.50
See product page: Jean Foillard Morgon 2017
Morgon AOC/AOP
Gamay
Red wine
France, Beaujolais
750 ml
SAQ code: 11964788

Jean Foillard is one of the  luminaries of the Morgon cru, in Beaujolais, and a winemaker who prefers to do as little as possible in the cellar to create the purest possible expression of terroir. 

Regular price: $33.25
See product page: Domaine Thymiopoulos Terre et Ciel 2016
Naoussa AOP
Xinomavro
Red wine
Greece, Macedoine
750 ml
SAQ code: 11814368

The Thymiopoulos family  has been growing grapes for generations, but they’ve only recently started to make their own wines – and doing everything in accordance with biodynamic standards. 

Regular price: $37.25
See product page: Alto Moncayo Veraton 2016
Campo de Borja DO
Grenache
Red wine
Spain, Vallée de l'Ebre
750 ml
SAQ code: 11668241

The 2006 and 2007 vintages  of this estate which offers a cuvée drawn from old vines planted at high altitude to allow for a more balanced ripening, garnered a perfect score from critic Robert Parker. 

Regular price: $37.00
See product page: Château Ramage La Bâtisse Haut-Médoc cru bourgeois 2010
Haut-Médoc AOC/AOP
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
France, Bordeaux
750 ml
SAQ code: 00863837

Georges Pauli worked a true tour de force on this property near Pauillac. Thanks to the rigor of this world-renowned winemaker, Château Ramage la Batisse was promoted Cru Bourgeois Supérieur at the last official Crus Bourgeois du Médoc ranking in 2003. The 2010 harvest allowed the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend to showcase imposing volume with no lack of freshness, quite the opposite. Ready for the cellar but immediate tasting will reveal accents of tobacco, cassis, cedar, menthol and leather.

Ratings: WA 88
Regular price: $56.75
See product page: Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja 2010
Rioja Alta DOCA
Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo
Red wine
Spain, Vallée de l'Ebre
750 ml
SAQ code: 12203796

No effort is spared to maintain  this cuvée’s reputation for quality. After all, its 2004 did win the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year! A powerful yet elegant wine, it’s best showcased during a good meal.

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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