Tuesday, August 16, 2011

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Southern France + Other Cali Regions + TIFF: August 20 Vintages Release



Mmmm...Southern France. One of my favourite regions for wines of high quality that don't hit your wallet hard. Three from this region made my list, with the Sommelière being my top value pick of the entire release.

The secondary feature in the Vintages Release highlights other wine regions of California that are outside of the legendary Napa and Sonoma valleys. The Chardonnay from Monterey looks good!

My wine pick from Ontario comes from Cattail Creek's 2009 Riesling. Made in an off-dry style - this one looks like a winner!

The Parés Baltà from Spain is an Organic wine. For anyone who may have a very special occasion coming up, I've also included 2 Champagne offerings, which will surely add to your celebrations.

I hope you enjoy my picks for this Saturday's release. Cheers!

Red Wine:
  • CHÂTEAU DE FLAUGERGUES CUVÉE SOMMELIÈRE 2007 - La Méjanelle, AC Coteaux du Languedoc, France (#065896) (XD) - $17.95
  • VILLA MEDORO MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO 2008 - DOC, Abruzzo, Italy (#242321) (D) - $15.95
  • PARÉS BALTÀ MAS ELENA 2007 - DOC Penedès, Spain (#687236) (XD) - $17.95
  • CHÂTEAU CALISSANNE 2008 - AC Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, France (#061283) (XD) - $16.95
  • PASCUAL TOSO BARRANCAS VINEYARDS RESERVE MALBEC 2009 - Mendoza, Argentina (#183897) (XD) - $18.95
  • MAS FORASTER JOSEP FORASTER CRIANÇA 2006 - Montblanc, DO Conca de Barbera, Spain (#218321) (XD) - $13.95
  • DOMAINE SABARDA CÔTES DU ROUSSILLON 2009 - AC, Roussillon, France (#237321) (XD) - $16.95

White Wine:
  • CATTAIL CREEK RIESLING 2009 - VQA Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (#241547) (D) - $15.95
  • CHALONE MONTEREY COUNTY CHARDONNAY 2009 - Monterey County, California, USA (#080226) (XD) - $16.95

Rosé Wine:
  • CHÂTEAU DE FONTENELLES TENUE DE SOIRÉE ROSÉ DE SYRAH CORBIÈRES 2010 - AP, Languedoc, France (#225011) (D) - $13.95

Champagne:
  • CRISTAL BRUT CHAMPAGNE 2004 - AC, France (#268755) (XD) - $286.95
  • DOM PÉRIGNON BRUT CHAMPAGNE 2002 - AC, France (#280461) (XD) - $219.95


1 comment:

  1. Hi Cono_Sur,

    Great post on Southern France + Other Cali Regions! Please e-mail me at natdecants@nataliemaclean.com. It’s about wine of course :)

    Cheers,
    Natalie

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