The Cellier New Arrivals – May 26th Release

The SAQ’s latest Cellier release will be in the store May 26th but limited quantities will be available on pre-release at as of May 19th. Which wines are worth your interest? Nadia Fournier, Bill Zacharkiw and Marc Chapleau tasted most of the wines and here are a their suggestions. 

A few sizzling slections

All 3 critics were unanimous about two of the wines. Californian Bill Easton’s Terre Rouge 2014 Vin Gris d’Amador, was cited for its texture and generous fruit, making it an ideal rosé to accompany a meal. Equally loved, from the Jura, was Domaine Rickjaert 2012 Les Sarres, a chardonnay which garnered descriptions such as finessed, spicy, lengthy and mineral. If you haven’t tried chardonnay from this lesser known region, this is a fantastic example.

Terre Rouge Vin Gris D'amador Rosé 2014 Domaine Rijckaert Côtes Du Jura Les Sarres 2012 Bodegas Balbas Ardal Reserva Ribera Del Duero 2010 Sangiovese Grosso Braccale Morellino Di Scansano 2011 Château De Fontenille 2015

Both Marc and Bill gave a thumbs up to a big and powerful red from Spain’s Ribera-del-Duero, the Ardal 2010 Reserva Seleccion, noting its power and barrel driven notes. A classy BBQ wine to accompany a steak if there ever was one. They also loved the Braccale 2011 Morellino di Scansano, a red with intrigue and depth that will also do well next to a steak. Marc called it ready to drink but Bill would prefer to store a few away for a couple of years.

Nadia added one other wine to the list of recommendations. On the fresher side of the spectrum, she liked the l’Entre-Deux-Mers 2014 du Château de Fontenille for its lemony notes and how it is representative of this oft overlooked appellation in Bordeaux.

Happy shopping!


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