Category: loire

🍷 Happy Wine Wednesday! Enjoying this excellent 2018

Jean-Max Roger Cuvée Marnes et Caillottes Sancerre

(92 pts) from Loire tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES Dec. 7. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2XXK6d5

2017 Beatrice & Pascal Lambert Chinon Blanc Domaine

Taking on this Monday LIKE A BOSS with this lovely Chenin from the Loire. Green apples, white flowers, lemon, and wax on the nose. Nice acidity with the lemon, apple, and wax notes on the palate. 

4/5 bones

$

Chenin Blanc

Loire, FRANCE

🍾🇫🇷 TASTING TONIGHT 6-8PM! 🇫🇷🍾 @alvar0l0pez @polanerselections will be popping bottles nonstop for 2 hours tonight! CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE CREMANT! We’d say it’s your lucky day. Come taste bubbles with us!!! Plus cheese! 🧀 #drinkwine #drinkbubbles #champagne #chardonnay #pinotmeunier #pinotnoir #cremant #loire #chenin #tistheseason #popbottles #fancypants #dandylovesyou #greenpoint (at Dandelion Wine)
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2017 J. Mourat Collection Rosé

My fox friend is having a fun little Sunday Funday with this French rosé. Peaches, white raspberries, and cherry skin on the nose. Raspberries, cherries, white strawberries, and a hint of orange on the palate. Cheers!

4/5 bones

$

Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Negrette, Gamay

12.5% abv

Loire, FRANCE

🍷  Enjoying this 2017

Domaine la Haute Févrie Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre et Maine (88 pts)

from Loire tonight. Organic wine for $16 coming to LCBO VINTAGES April 27. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2Gp03AH

🍷  Enjoying this 2017

Domaine la Haute Févrie Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre et Maine (88 pts)

from Loire tonight. Organic wine for $16 coming to LCBO VINTAGES April 27. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2Gp03AH

🗽🍷🌸🍇🍒🌺🌹🦁 New Bourgueil in town! Bio, organic, and under $20. Violet and lilac on the nose with some bing cherry, hibiscus, and rose. River rocks tinkering in the background. #drinkwine #Bourgueil #loire #cabernetfranc #organicwine #biodynamicwine #diptyque #domainedelachevalerie #statueofliberty (at Dandelion Wine)
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THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM:

CHILLING WITH SOME FRENCH FAVES

We looked last week at perhaps the oldest tradition of aging wine, in Qvevri in Georgia. This week we’re focusing on the country that has the longest, deepest fine wine tradition, the place that has been making most of the best wine in the world over the last five centuries, which is to say FRANCE. A wise man once said “Burgundy is the North Star,” and it’s really true – the history of this most storied, most complex of all wine regions, in some important way illuminates all the rest, guides our way along the wine route… And France as a whole is like that as well. And whether we’re talking about Burgundy, Bordeaux or the Rhône, these days we get a lot of our very favorite French wines fromPolaner Selections. It’s our old pal Alvaro behind the Lions Club Bar, slinging the fresh French your way! Did I mention BREAD,CHEESE and VINYL?

Maison Foucher, Crémant de Loire Brut Cuvée de Roys de Naples NV

Champagne is sparkling wine from Champagne, a sub-region of Burgundy. But there is much other sparkling French wine made in the same way – secondary fermentation occurs in bottle with “Methode Traditionelle” (or Methode Champenoise). These wines are usually known as Crémants, and they’re significantly more affordable. We try to keep a good amount of them in stock and cold. This one, from the Loire, is made from Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, all hand harvested from vineyards located in Montlouis-sur-Loire and Lissault-sur-Loire. Classic dry French bubbles at a reasonable price are what I (and you) need in the fridge – always! $17!

Lucien Muzard et Fils, Santenay Champs Claude Blanc 2016

White Burgundy is one of life’s richest treasures. Usually Chardonnay, from it’s native home in the Cote d’Or, it can be deep and wide, sandy and snappy, long and wild – there are truly a thousand variations and the sooner you start to explore them the better. Start here! This organic offering from Muzard offers a classic – and delicious – example of a more opulent, fleshy style with brassy ochre fruit, serious length, and the steely minerality that only very good Chardonnay can produce, all at an excellent price. Thanks again, Santenay! $36

Antoine Sunier, Régnié 2017

Still our favorite current Cru Beaujolais available, the Antoine Sunier is widely considered the best Regnié available at the moment. There’s not a lot left in the city but we have some. And we don’t know what 2018 will taste like yet so get down here and taste it while you can. Fermented whole-cluster with indigenous yeast and vinified in the classic Burgundian method, there are vibrant fresh red fruit and seriously mineral notes here, with a long finish that’s rare in Beaujolais. Aged 8 months on the lees, unfined and unfiltered, bottled with minimal nsulfur. Maximal deliciousness. $32

Champagne Laherte Frères, Champagne Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier NV

Now just because we might not drink Champagne every day doesn’t mean anyone should ignore Champagne. In an excellent example of how France has led the world in wine, we can safely say that Champagne is fundamental! And we can also say that Laherte Frères kick a$$. This 50% 2012, 50% 2013 Rose de Meunier is a blend of 30% macerated Meunier, 60% white wine (immediately pressed Meunier) and 10% still red Meunier. Still with us? It is simultaneously racy and rich, focused and full, with a long, dry finish. An exciting new wine especially for Meunier lovers. Not sure what a “Meunier” lover is? Come find out! $58

🍷🎠🇫🇷🍾 TASTING TONIGHT 6-8PM: French Favorites with @alvar0l0pez @polanerselections France is why we fell in love with wine… Come taste some of our absolute favorites tonight! #drinkwine #frenchwine #burgundy #chardonnay #beaujolais #gamay #loire #cremant #chenin #champagne #pinotmeunier #meunier #francophile #maisoui #printemps #bubbles #rosé (at Dandelion Wine)
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📦🍷 Special delivery! LE BRETON Touraine Cabernet Franc from Château Montdomaine. Wine as charming as a horse wearing a Breton sweater… #drinkwine #cabernetfranc #touraine #loire #miammiam #itsnotazebra (at Dandelion Wine)
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