Nothing better to start the year than two “favorite” wines. One from the Loire, the other from the Rhône. Both are organic. There are fewer and fewer left in the SAQ network, so hurry up!
Drink less. Drink better. And happy New Year!
Stéphane Orieux, La Bregeonnette 2019, Muscadet Sèvre and Maine sur Lie, France
Burgundy melon at its best! From a sunny vintage, we can guess a Muscadet with ripe fruit and immediate charm. A delicate nose reminiscent of seashells, honey and pear. The palate is round while being structured around an acidity as lively as it is fine. Saline and sustained finish. A little wonder to sip as an aperitif or, better yet, to accompany a few oysters.
The wines of Thomas, Sur le Fil 2019, Ventoux, France
Grenache mostly with a touch of Syrah, all in a very gurgling whole. Enticing scents of plum, candied cherry and violet. In the mouth, the fruit seems nourished, ripe, giving a flavorful and easy-drinking substance, like a quality Beaujolais. Good length on the finish with finely spicy notes. A treat to serve cooler than too hot (around 14-15 ° C).
★★★ Very good
More stars than dollars: well worth the price.
As many stars as dollars: worth the price.
Fewer stars than dollars: wine is expensive.