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Born into a line of family of winemakers, Stefano Caruso dreamed of making his own wine from a very young age. By partnering with Mario Minini, a marketing ace, his dream came true in 2004. Beautifully fragrant, this Sicilian white is like a bouquet of flowers. Notes of rose and white flowers are joined by hints of peach, muscat, pineapple, lime and green apple.
Surrounded by Lake Erie, the shallowest and southernmost waters of the Great Lakes, Pelee Island is one of the warmest spots in the country. This Pinot Noir is revealed through a fresh attack, along with cherry and raspberry scents, with a delicate toasted touch. Serve chilled with salmon or grilled white meats.
Born from vines aged 50 years in average, this wine is made without the addition of sulphites, from winemaking to bottling. Of great purity, it offers frank fruity and mineral notes. The mouth, tonic and supple, is graced with beautiful floral and spicy accents. The true essence of Gamay.
Completely at ease as an aperitif, this fruity and floral Riesling also shines bright paired to sushi, fish tacos or lemongrass chicken. Located in the warmest, oldest and southernmost wine region in Canada, this Ontario property offers a portfolio of products primarily made from international grape varieties.
A strong minerality is expressed in this wine. The mouth is tense, lemony and elegant. Located between Bergheim and Ribeauvillé, this address has been a reference for many years in the Alsatian landscape, says the famous “Revue du Vin de France”. Magnificent Riesling which will be able to improve another five years in cellar.
Domaine FL, was born from the 2007 union of Château de Chamboureau and Domaine Jo Pithon. Located in the heart of Anjou, the property’s 35 hectares of vines are managed biodynamically with the precious help of renowned oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt. Brilliant and crystalline, this Chenin has nice notes of pear, apple, lemon, honey and white flowers. The palate is lively, mineral, precise, harmonious and confirms the olfactory profile.
A grape variety of French origin, Pinot Gris expresses itself with roundness and eloquence in Alsace, while its northern Italian counterpart is always more subtle and dry. This Friuli cuvée is a perfect example of Italian Pinot, featuring hints of almond and peach kernel, along with delicate hints of honey.
Carefully crafted by taking advantage of hand harvesting and three months of stainless-steel aging in vats with skin contact, this wine showcases frank acidity but is at the same time quite mouth filling, creating a cuvee that pleases at first sip. Fragrant and fruity notes of pear and grapefruit are joined by floral and slightly herbaceous notes.
Cantina di Custoza is a Venetian co-op counting some 200 vine growers over 1000 hectares of vines, so it can afford a rigorous selection of its raw material. Here, we must salute the balance of this white wine along with the quality of its fruity and floral bouquet. The cuvee is lively, full and persistent in the mouth. Lovely work indeed.
Located in the renowned sub-region of Agrelo, at the foot of the Andes Cordillera, the estate brilliantly exploits the latest technology in favor of top-of-the-range and environmentally-friendly viticulture. Aged 15 months in oak barrels, the robust wine offers a certain complexity with notes of cooked black fruits, plum, wood and a touch of butter, all supported by a tannic structure featuring tight grain.
Power to women! For three generations, grandmother, mother and daughter have been taking care of this Catalan estate. Produced exclusively from Grenache, unfiltered, unclarified and with no addition of sulphites, this natural wine offers a fairly steady colour, well-defined acidity and flavors reminiscent of black fruits, licorice and violet.
Supple and accessible, this Pinot Noir was aged in neutral French casks to preserve the natural varietal aromas. Scents of plum, cherry and cinnamon are joined by a delicate floral note. A cuvee to discover with poultry and grilled white meats, or with a duck confit salad. Serve slightly chilled.
A special cru from the southern Rhône and located near the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, Gigondas benefits from its proximity to the Dentelles de Montmirail, a geological limestone entity that defines the region. Dominated by Grenache, this wine features the power you would expect from this region, while maintaining a certain elegance. It offers brandied cherry and ripe blueberry scents, all accompanied by aromas of sweet spices and aromatic herbs, wrapped in a soft texture.
|Ratings:||WS 88 WA 93|
Built by his great-grandfather in 1947 in Sablet, a village near Gigondas, the estate is now property of Jean-Marc Autran. Thirty hectares of vines, scattered over some very fragmented 80 parcels, allow the 4th generation of the family to work on very different soils. Sans aging in cask, this red charm by its very fruity, floral and spicy profile. The Rhône Valley as we love it!
|Ratings:||WS 90 WA 93 JS 92|
A natural sparkling red? Why not ... this dry blend of Barbera and Bonarda reveals all its originality through its easy-drinking and slightly frizzante profile. With aromas reminiscent of raspberry and cherry stone, it makes for a fine and intriguing aperitive or paired with antipasti. Serve chilled.
The organic conversion on the entire vineyard, which started in 2010 and was certified in 2016, allows Ceretto, one of the largest Piedmont houses, to enter the 21st century with an even stronger depiction of the Langhe terroir. This cuvee features all the suppleness of a good dolcetto, with a lively and fruity attack. Complete with vegetal, floral and spicy notes.
Contrada Santo Spirito is a project of Antonio Moretti Cuseri, at the helm of the emblematic Sette Ponti Estate and Podere Orma properties in Tuscany, and Feudo Maccari in Sicily. Born from the slopes of Mount Etna, where Nerello Mascalese old vines live, this slightly austere wine reveals aromas of brandied cherry, dried flowers, anise, leather and a spicy touch.
|Ratings:||WA 93 JS 92|