The Cellier May12th release
The most recent Cellier release will hit the stores on Thursday May 12th, however, quantities will be available for pre-sale on SAQ.com as of May 5. Which wines are worthy of your attention? Two of our critics, Marc Chapleau and Nadia Fournier, tasted a number of these wines and here are their suggestions.
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Marc really liked the Domaine Gavoty 2014 Cuvée Clarendon, ($22.70) from Provence. It’s a rosé that’s spicy, finessed and classy – a true model of the Provencal style. For a white, the Craggy Range 2013 Kidnappers ($25.60) from New Zealand will please all those who appreciate more powerful chardonnays; a solid dose of oak, structured by acidity, and with a touch of salinity on the finish. Finally, the Portuguese Rozès 2012 Terras do Grifo ($19.95) from the Douro region is powerful and tannic, with an abundance of fruit.
Nadia had a weakness for the Planeta 2015 Rosé ($16.95); dry and delicate, fresh but with an appreciable mouthfeel and texture. A touch more expensive, the 2015 Rosato from the Tuscan Castello di Ama ($20.85) is an honest rosé whereby the freshness is accentuated by a gentle touch of carbon dioxide. Like Marc, she appreciated the Domaine Gavoty 2014 Cuvée Clarendon, ($22.70); now a year and a half old, it has moved on from its primary fruit and now shows a much more complex aromas and impressive texture and length.
Finally, if you are looking for a white, the 2014 Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc from Clos Henri in New Zealand’s Marlborough region ($19.65) is worthy of your attention; the wine is vibrant, refreshing, dry and almost mineral. Everything you look for in a good aperitif.
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