Before rosé mania arrives this summer, let’s defy the myths, dare to be different, and take the time to rediscover white wines and all of their subtleties. From the aperitif to dessert, and throughout your meal, you will love drinking them. They will make your taste buds sing along with your other senses. From the hundreds of existing grapes variety, we suggest these wines made with Sauvignon, Chardonnays, Vins de Pays, Reislings, Marsanne/Roussannes, and Pinot Noir! Let’s take a tour of the white wine regions of France with these excellent choices for this lovely season!
Côté Domaine Tariquet Côtes de Gascogne 2009 This unusual marriage of grapes is very unique! 50% Chardonnay, 50% Sauvignon! Try it as an aperitif, with sushi, spicy dishes, or cheeses. SAQ code: 561316, $16.75
Saint-Bris Sauvignon Goisot 2009 Wine the way we like it: fresh and delicate, good mineral characteristics, and natural acidity in a perfect blend. Who would have believed it? A 100 % Sauvignon from Burgundy – the only exception to the rule – and what’s more, it’s agro biological! As an aperitif, with fish, or goat cheese, it’s a real treat. SAQ code: 10520819. $21.80
Cave de Tain Fleur de Roc Saint-Péray 2008 Essayer ce vin, c’est l’adopter! 50 % marsanne et 50 % roussanne. Rond, charmeur et doté d’une bonne acidité. Se boit autant à l’apéritif, que sur des plats en sauce. Code SAQ : 11153811. 21,65 $.
Riesling Herrenweg Barmès Buecher Alsace 2008 100% Reisling and agro biological, this very delicate wine goes well with seafood dishes, white fish, and some of our fine cheeses. SAQ code: 11153117. $26.35
Champagne de Castelneau Flavours of white fruits (apricots, white peaches) and intense aromas of spices and white tobacco: a combination of 51% Pinot noir and 49% Pinot meunier. Its structure and elegance makes it perfect for serving with meals. Go ahead and try it with lamb. Privately imported by Vino Véritas, 514 384 6024. $55
special occasion For your Easter brunch or on Mother’s Day, nothing goes better with ham or a leg of lamb than celebration wines! Why not choose a Cremant from Burgundy or Alsace, or a Brachetto d’Asti from Italy? You will love these very affordable bubblies!