Suggestions of the week

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  1. The Fouet family tradition is six-generations strong. At the head of this 22-hectare estate in the heart of the Saumur Champigny appellation, Julien applies organic agriculture principles. Produced using carbonic maceration to maximise the fruit, this natural wine has no added sulphur and offers notes of strawberry and raspberry in an easy-drinking mouth, with a subtle vegetal finale. A glassful of fruit!
  2. Manual harvesting allows the Néron family to select the best organically grown grapes. On these granite soils, quality is privileged over quantity. Vinified from the yeasts naturally present on its bunches, this Gamay is the perfect definition of grape juice. Without artifice, it combines crunchy fruitiness with floral and spicy notes in a fresh, easy-drinking and slightly sparkling mouth when opening the bottle. Perfect as an aperitif served chilled, it will also be a brilliant accompaniment to chicken fajitas.
  1. Tetramythos estate is located in the north of Peloponnese, a region rich in winemaking history, where the first "pithos" (amphora) was made. The estate is a fine example of Greece's current wine landscape and produces this cuvee from the black varietal Agiorgitiko. It is marked by black fruits as well as mineral and spice notes. The perfect pairing for seekh kebabs.
  2. Crafted by the mother-daughter duo at Adalia, this delicious Soave comes from a 5-hectare addition to the renowned Corte Sant'Alda. This range, intended as a friendly approach to wine, is named after the ladybug (Adalia bipunctata) predator essential to the vine aphids. It offers a caressing texture, beautiful tension and notes reminiscent of beeswax, white flowers, pear and peach. Refrigerated and take it out about twenty minutes before serving.
  1. A jewel at this price! This orange wine from the South-West of France highlights the very local Gros Manseng grape with a hint of Colombard. It has a gentle and accessible profile, perfect for beginners or if you don't like the sometimes tannic aspect of this style of wine. The palate remains smooth and charming with aromas of citrus, earl grey tea, dried apricot and a touch of white pepper. Wonderful with roasted vegetables, salmon tartar or spring rolls.
  2. Gino Berretta is used to travelling between Montreal and Italy, between sport and wine. Born in Tuscany, he then spent the first half of his life in Montreal, where he wore the Alouettes jersey for many seasons. Back in Tuscany,  he tackled the wine world with this ample red graced with refined tannins and flavours of ripe red fruits, cinnamon and clove.

Restaurant: Foiegwa
Illustator: Marc Tremblay
Photographer: Alison Slattery, Two Food Photographers

Top wines of the week to buy

Visit this page every week for suggestions on what to buy from the new products at the SAQ. Our experts share the best white wines and good red wines to buy, and sometimes a few spirits, to impress your guests. These suggestions of the week always feature good value wines and finds; it's like a well-kept secret to get your hands on trendy and coveted wines.

If you like these wines, make sure to check out the complete Cellier collection. And to build more knowledge on wines and spirits, The spirit of knowing blog is a must.