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After traveling the world in his early twenties, Pascal Marchand stopped in Burgundy, at the Domaine des Epeneaux, where he was introduced to the wine world. Today, the renowned winemaker joins forces with Moray Tawse, owner the eponymous estate named "Winery of the year" in Canada. A perfect definition of "thirst-quencher Pinot", this Burgundy offers great freshness and a mouth centered on the fruit.
This is a high quality wine made by the Swiss Widmer duo in this fully renovated azienda. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from their vineyards in Maremma and produces a cuvée with an impeccable balance. You’ll taste well ajusted notes of wood that lets red and black fruit free to express themselves in the mouth. The ensemble is fresh and very persistent. Superb!
|Ratings:||WA 91 JS 92|
Agricultural engineer Marcel Ott fell in love with the Provencal landscape at the end of the 19th century, when he first came from his native Alsace with the intention of creating elegant wines. Today, the Ott properties are still in the family and offer the same signature of excellence. Assembled and aged in one of the estate's three properties, this invigorating rosé attacks on a nice freshness and comes with scents of blood orange, cardamom and white flowers. Enjoy!
I Tant meaning "of course" in Catalan emerged in the early 2000 and concentrates on native Catalan varietals to make this sparkling wine. This bubbly bears the signature of a majority of Xarel-lo complemented by Macabeo and Parellada. Raised 14 months on its lees, it expresses notes of citrus, and almond in a fresh and light mouth.
Made from the Viura varietal (or Macabeu), this wine makes the most of barrel fermentation as well as oak aging for 3 months in new French casks. This great crafting care gives the wine a charming attack, an interesting dimension and substantial texture. On the whole, you’ll taste saline and herbal flavors, on a sublte yet undeniable woody background. An great find!
|Ratings:||WA 91 JS 90|
With only two more harvests before the estate celebrates its centennial anniversary, this Anjouloise adress owns an 80-hectare playground. Crafted from Pinot de la Loire (Chenin Blanc), this cuvée is the estate’s only dry white wine aged in casks. The mouth offers structure with a honeyed, flowery, mineral and lemony profile.
A Top-notch reference in Alto-Adige, Alois Lageder is the fifth generation at the head of the estate, the nothernmost wine region of Italy. The Pinot Gris, a popular varietal in the area, expresses here a straightforward fruity and mineral identity
|Ratings:||WA 88 JS 89|
Brilliant and respected oenologist, Anibal José-Coutinho started this project in which he explores one varietal from each wine production region. The Astronauta line now includes six wines which highlights six different grape variety from four different countries. This Arinto from Portugal features a crisp and light profile with pleasant accents of apple, lime and coriander and a nice touch of minerality.
Hands Up Red, established just outside Kamloops, is a family owned winery. With vineyards at the edge of cool climate viticulture, they are set to reveal Canada’s next wine growing area. Bringing together Cabernet and Merlot with Frontenac and Marquette, this intriguing red is a perfect match for fans of the Aromatic and Supple taste tag. Hints of prune, cherry cola, raspberry and cocoa on the mouth.
Many thought San Antonio Valley to chilly for winemaking however Matetic took up the challenge: the vineyard is planted at 19 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean and 250 meters in altitude and today their wines are among the most respected in Chile. Made from biodynamicaly grown Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Syrah, this opaque and tannic blend evokes intende flavors of violet, eucalyptus and black fruit.
After falling for apples (big time!) in Saint-Joseph du Lac with the Cryomalus cider house project, Patricio Brongo changed course after following his heart in Spain where he joined his wife’s family estate to make wine. Aleady known in Quebec for their Tempranillo, the Moraza Bodega presents this easy to drink Grenache fit for lovers of fruity, floral, and spicy wines.
The Sueño is pure Tempranillo aged for 10 months in different sized oak barrels for well-integrated aromas of wood. The mouth reveals notes of liquorice, blackberry, cherry, and tobacco combined with a hint of minerality. Robust and mouth-filling, the wine offers a tight tannic structure that will pair well with any rare meat.
|Ratings:||WA 90 PEN 90|
Aromatic, juicy, modern, yet without exaggeration, this Cabernet Sauvignon is direct and brings instant enjoyment. The palate is velvety, the tannins are coated and the freshness, straightforward. You’ll find notes of pastry, vanilla, blueberry, blackcurrant and cocoa that linger for a long time on the finish!
Engineer Dick Erath has set his sights on Oregon in search of the perfect terroir to grow the Pinot Noir varietal, and settled on Dundee, in the Willamette Valley, to plant his first vines in 1969. Today, the Ste-Michelle Wines Estate, is lead by winemaker Gary Horner who signs a Pinot Noir full of ripe fruit mixed with notes of vanilla and chocolate.
Named best Beaujolais red wine over $15 at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Award, this Morgon earned the "Platimum" mention and a rating of 97/100. With nearly a hundred years of winemaking experience, the Besson family has mastered the knowledge of its terroir’s appellations. Mineral, floral, harmonious, persistent, you won't want to miss this Morgon.
Anne and Heifara manage 42 hectares of vines in Cahors where the nature of the soil characterizes and baptizes some of their cuvées. Sourced from 35-year-old grapes and aged 14 months in French barrels, this "limestone Malbec" offers mineral, herbal, liquorice and fruity notes. The wine is full-bodied, tannic and not covered up by excessive wood.
A classic blend in the northern Rhône, the Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre varietals are combined perfectly in a typified and full of character wine just like its creator, Coralie Goumarre, the first woman of a 9-generation family of winemakers. The result of organic farming, the wine evokes scents of candy store liquorice, ripe raspberry and cherry mixed with a hint of incense. A wine with a well defined structure that remains easy to drink.
Adegamãe comes from the joining of the words "Adega" or Portuguese pantry, and "mãe" which means mother. Adopting a smooth and light style, this Pinot Noir from the Lisbon appellation presents a profile on notes of red fruits (raspberry, cherry, cranberry), underwood and beetroot.
Launched by 4 oenologist friends, Envinate concentrates its activities in Ribeira Sacra and in the Canary Islands. This Garnacha Tintorera red comes from a thirty-year old vineyard and is bottled with a very small amount of sulfur. The wine is generous, mouth-filling, fruity, spicy and floral. Bravo!
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Chilean vintner Eduardo Chadwick founded Viña Arboleda as his personal project. Established in 1999, Arboleda was one of Chile’s first estate to adopt environmentally conscious production methods, certified by the country’s National Sustainability Code. This lively Sauvignon exhudes flavors of citrus fruit, green apple and asparagus.
|Ratings:||WS 90 JS 92|
Once more Greece is acclaimed for this outstanding white wine made from old Assyrtiko vines. Established in 1903, this Satorini domain is now part of the country’s wine elite. Mineral, salty and fruity, this cuvée is great for happy hour and can even stay for dinner!
The Martinez Bujanda family estate was founded before the turn of the 20th century and the name of this cuvée refers the "Valley of stones" which evokes the soil of this 80-hectare vineyard in the friendly climate of Rioja. The estate creates here a powerful and distinctive vintage, with notes of black fruit, strawberry and plum, accompanied by scents reminiscent of cocoa and coffee ... obtained through its careful aging in oak barrels.
Ideal for fans of Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage appellations in search of something new. Jeanne Gaillard produces this Syrah from a small half-hectare patch of northern Rhône land owned by her famous father, Pierre Gaillard. Aged 12 months in oak casks, 50% of them new, the exuberant and ample red stands tall and offers flavours of pepper, mild spices and black fruits.
Strong supporters of Italian local varietals, Marco and Iano de Grazia established their domain on the volcanic lands of Etna and present their wines as "the Burgundy of the Mediterranean". Aged in large French casks over a period of 10 to 11 months, this elegant Nerello Mascalese offers accents of fruit mixed with dried flowers and sweet spices. We want more!
For the Lottero family, the Puro cuvee (“pure, in Italian”) contains nothing short of the true essence of Sangiovese. Born from the Chianti Rufina zone, it is produced in stainless steel tanks, with no élevage and no sulphite addition to maximise its fruity profile. Mission accomplished for Fattoria Lavacchio!