France

One of the most important wine countries that is responsible, either through production or imitation, for much of what is made today around the globe, from still to sparkling, dry to sweet, regular to fortified. One of the greatest strengths of France as a wine producing country is the diversity of its climate. Champagne in the North is a cool continental, Bordeaux is Maritime, while the Languedoc in the South has a hot Mediterranean climate. Overlaid is the variety of soil types that, combined, contribute to the notion of terroir -- the sense of place. Last, but certainly not least, France's appellation system, which was created in the early 20th Century to define wine regions and their boundaries and impose strict rules around winemaking practices, is a model for other wine regions. Protecting the names of French wines and guaranteeing the quality and provenance of the products themselves are its key objectives. Most other wine countries have designed appellation systems based on the French one.

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  • Mixed-Case-Bordeaux-Trio -

    Mixed Case – Bordeaux Trio

    The Bordeaux Trio case offers a selection representing the dry styles of wine found in the appellation. Bordeaux has always been known for its stellar reds, but also has some exceptional dry white wines and more recently, is gaining a reputation for delicious rosé. Try them all in this intriguing mixed case.

    $38.95
  • Baudry-Dutour-Cuvee-Marie-Justine-Rosé

    Baudry Dutour Cuvee Marie Justine Rosé 2021

    Salmon-hued colour, intense nose of exotic fruits with aromas of peach and citrus. In the mouth the wine is dry but exhibits very good fruit concentration. Crisp and refreshing yet complex, this rose serves to elevate the experience of white wine drinkers and to convince red wine drinkers that they should expand their horizons!

    $22.00
  • Chateau Barrabaque Canon Fronsac 2017

    Chateau Barrabaque Cuvée Antoine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from vines with an average age of 35 years old. The grapes are harvested by hand and there is a double sorting at the Chateau prior to destemming the grapes. The grapes undergo a period of cold maceration followed by temperature regulated fermentation in cement vat. The wine is then aged for 12 to 15 months in second and third fill barrels. The nose is fruity and powerful revealing notes of cassis blackberry, violets and a touch of sweet spices. On the palate this wine expresses notes of blackberry jam, raspberry along with a touch of cassis, liquorice and toasted oak. Tannins are fine, elegant and slightly firm. Good length,great cellaring potential.

    $27.95
  • Chateau-Beauregard-Ducasse-Graves-Blanc

    Chateau Beauregard Ducasse Graves Blanc 2021

    A blend of equal parts Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the 2021 Château Beauregard Ducasse Graves is a wonderfully fresh and fruity dry white wine that displays aromas of white flowers, pineapple, peach and tangerine from the Sauvignon. The Semillon gives the wine a terrific roundness and intensity in the mouth, providing hints of honey, lemon and almond notes on the lingering finish. While very pleasant now, this wine will gain added complexity with short term cellaring.

    $31.95
  • Chateau-Bonalgue--Pomerol

    Chateau Bonalgue Pomerol 2019

    The 2019 Bonalgue is a juicy, supple Pomerol to drink over the near term. The richness of the year comes through in the wine’s dark flavor profile and overall intensity. Succulent black cherry, spice, licorice and new leather add to a feeling of gravitas.

    $89.95
  • Chateau-la-Liquiere-Nos-Racines

    Chateau de la Liquiere “Nos Racines” Faugeres 2020

    REDUCED PRICE: Was $39.50, NOW $37.50

    $37.50
  • Chateau-Du-Courlat-Cuvee-Jean-Baptiste

    Chateau Du Courlat Cuvee Jean-Baptiste 2016

    This 100% Merlot is crafted from a selection of the estate’s best grapes grown on clay-loam soils. In terms of vinification, the grapes undergo an extended maceration on the skins for about 30 days. The wine is then matured in fine grained French oak barrels 30% new) for 15 months. The result – a very rich and plush wine on the palate, it displays complex aromas of plum, blackberry and Asian spice notes. Drinking very nicely now, it has a bright future ahead of it.

    $46.95
  • Chateau-Du-Courlat-Rose

    Chateau Du Courlat Rose 2021

    The pale pink colour belays a wine characterized by notes of strawberry, raspberry and rose petals with hints of lemon, white flowers, lychee and a subtle vanilla note from the oak barrels. We were impressed with the full and rounded mouthfeel of this rosé showing great balance, finesse and intensity. It would be a superb companion to your next backyard party, picnic lunch or BBQ.

    $34.95
  • Chateau Les Barraillots Margaux 2016

    Chateau Les Barraillots Margaux 2017

    Chateau Les Barraillots is the last small wine producer in the village of Margaux and one of only a few “Crus Artisans” in the Margaux appellation. The vineyard was purchased from Palmer and Durfort in 1928 and 1933. It is situated among the highest elevations in the commune and the soil type is permeable gravel. The modest house and winery are a quarter of a mile away, on the outskirts of town. The Martin family used to raise dairy cows there, not only for the income derived from the milk, but also for the manure used in the vineyard. Yannick Martin, who took over from his father in 2014, still uses exclusively cow manure as fertilizer, today, though the cattle are gone from the property.

    $48.95
  • Chateau-Les-Vieux-Ormes-Lalande-de-Pomerol

    Chateau Les Vieux Ormes Lalande de Pomerol 2019

    Lalande de Pomerol is an emerging satellite to the more famous Pomerol. Once considered the poor cousin to Pomerol, Lalande has garnered considerable attention over the past 20 years. A small stream, the Barbanne, is all that separates the two zones, yet many of the vineyards within Lalande share the same geology with Pomerol.

    $32.95
  • Domaine-Dampt-Chablis

    Domaine Dampt Chablis 2020

    Domaine Daniel Dampt is one of the most well-regarded Chablis producers, creating wines of exceptional purity and freshness. Chablis is 100% Chardonnay grown on soils with fossilized shellfish. Because of that, the wine is a perfect pairing for oysters. Fresh lemon and green apple, an elegant minerality, with a lively finish. Fresh, elegant and concentrated. Drink now and over the next 4 years.

    $42.95
  • Domaine-de-la-Guicharde-Massif-dUchaux-Cuvee-Genest

    Domaine de la Guicharde Massif d’Uchaux Cuvee Genest 2019

    The wine shows moderate to deep ruby red colour, with an almost purple hue indicative of its youth. A complex and rich mix of aroma’s, including black cherry, tapenade (black olive puree) crab apple, plum, cranberry and stewed strawberry fruit, with subtle licorice and mint. On the palate, the wine mirrors the nose, although the fruits tend to show a little more of a black nature than the pretty nose would imply. Some salty, black licorice notes on the finish, as well as a bit of alcoholic weight (14.5%).

    $24.95
  • Domaine de la Villaudiere Sancerre 2021

    Sancerre, in the upper Loire Valley, is the benchmark for Sauvignon Blanc in Europe — crisp and fruity, with racy acidity. The soil is composed of limestone and fossilized seashells, which gives the wine an unmistakable minerality. This wine displays a limpid, pale yellow hue with golden highlights. Expressive on the nose, combining floral fragrances with aromas of white peach and exotic fruit (pineapple, passion fruit). Well-balanced and honest on entry, the wine is underpinned by freshness and powerful, long-lasting acidity on the finish, revealing a lovely minerality.

    $38.95
  • domaine-de-villargeau-Coteaux-du-giennois

    Domaine de Villargeau Coteaux du Giennois 2020

    Villargeau vineyards are in very close proximity (slightly up river) to those of Sancerre & Pouilly Fume. The result are wines similar in character, but considerably lower in price. Sauvignon Blanc responds well when growing in flint and chalk soils.

    $25.95
  • Domaine-du-Roncee-Chinon-Clos-des-Marronniers

    Domaine du Roncee Chinon Clos des Marronniers 2018

    Bright garnet colour with a bouquet of red berries, black currant and morello cherry and a hint of vanilla oak. Juicy on the palate with flavours of black cherry, raspberry and liquorice. The smooth tannins finish with a note of cocoa. A beautiful example of classic Loire Cabernet Franc.

    $37.95
  • Domaine-Gerard-Courbis-Saint-Joseph-Vieilles-Vignes

    Domaine Gerard Courbis Saint Joseph Vieilles Vignes 2020

    The estate’s top Saint-Joseph bottling is the 2020 Domaine Gérard Courbis Saint-Joseph Vieilles Vignes. A selection from their finest old vines, this cuvee is aged for 24 months in a combination of barriques and larger 600 lt. oak barrels.

    $51.95
  • domaine-jean-monnier-meursault-la-barre

    Domaine Jean Monnier Meursault la Barre 2017

    This climat is a former quarry and is named for the size of a stone facing. This wine has an elegant nose showing white flowers and citrus, and a palate that is both lively as well as dense, ample and powerful. Notes of butter and brioche come through and linger on the long fresh finish.

    $125.00
  • Domaine-Robert-Vic-Mas-de-la-Source-Sauvignon

    Domaine Robert Vic Mas de la Source Sauvignon 2021

    The name “La Source” (the stream in French) and the image of a river fish on the label point to the esthetic and practice of the estate, which strives to reflect the natural environment from which the wines have evolved, as well as addressing the ecologically sustainable principles which guide their endeavor.

    $20.00
  • Domaine-Saint-Michel-Cotes-du-Rhone

    Domaine Saint Michel Cotes du Rhone 2020

    An outstanding cuvée from a small family estate, in a fantastic vintage. Run by the Boyers from their Medieval fortified house in the Rhone valley. A delicious, classic red from southern Rhone. Made from Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, it is fresh and fruity. Traditional vinification in concrete tanks, using low temperature fermentation (under 20°C / 68°F). Maceration in tanks for 2 to 4 weeks. Alluring notes of raspberry preserve, violet and pronounced notes of dried thyme and rosemary accent this sun-drenched Grenache/Syrah/Carignan blend. Baked black-cherry and grape-jelly flavors are hedonistic and dense. Supple, silky texture is contrasted by pleasantly ripe gripping tannins and lingering notes of earth and spice on the finish.

    $21.50
  • Domaine-Thenard-Givry-Cellier-aux-Moines

    Domaine Thenard Givry Cellier aux Moines 2018

    With a southerly exposure, this 3.22 hectare vineyard is a mix of clay and lime. Oak barrels are used in fermentation bringing about soft and subtle tannins. The “Cellier aux Moines” parcel is very old with records dating back to 1258. With a terrific currant color, and a rich, intense fruit bouquet with aromas of ripe dark berries, this Pinot Noir has lots of sweet, pure fruit on the palate. It is a beautifully balanced, velvety wine that offers good power, backend persistence and a lingering finish. This is a wine that can be enjoyed after a long aging period.

    $56.95
  • Marcel-Cabelier-Cotes-du-Jura-Trousseau

    Marcel Cabelier Cotes du Jura Trousseau 2018

    Pale, cherry red coloured wine which shows distinct aromas of strawberry jam, ripe raspberries, violets, tea and spice. The palate is very juicy and refined with notes of red fruits and underbrush and a lingering, mouth watering finish. This is a great summertime red that won’t weigh you down at the table. It is best enjoyed lightly chilled (between 13 and 16 degrees).

    $28.95
  • Marcel-Cabelier-LEtoile-Chardonnay

    Marcel Cabelier L’Etoile Chardonnay 2018

    L’Etoile is a very small Appellation within the Jura region, so named as it’s limestone rich soils contain fossils that mirror the 5 points of a star. As well, the village is surrounded by 5 hills which also mimic the star formation.

    $32.95
  • Racine-Pinot-Noir

    Racine Pinot Noir 2021

    Made from Pinot Noir grown at vineyards located between 300 and 400 metres in Limoux. Light to medium ruby colour with a moderately intense nose of red berries and boiled candy. The palate is medium bodied with generous red berries, black licorice and some cake spice. Tannins are very soft and there is good acidity, making this a wine which is suited to enjoying with food.

    $23.95

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