wines of the week

Whacky wines are here – fo’ real! 

Wine in cool bottles? YES. Wine with weird themes? YES. Wine you can serve with ice cream? HECK YES!

gerard-bertrand-cote-des-roses-rose-2016Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Rosé 2016 – If you like wines with unique, cool and reusable bottles than this one is for you! We love using this bottle to hold a single fresh cut flower — or perhaps a rose… *see what I did there*

Tasting Note: The Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Rosé has earned a tremendous reputation with Vintages customers who have fallen in love with this consistent and classically styled blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, in addition to the eye-catching, rose-shaped bottle. This will be a complex, fresh and vibrant wine with plenty of red fruit tones accented by citrus and herb notes. Chill and enjoy with grilled chicken, mildly spiced ribs, or summer salads (via LCBO)

Find it at the LCBO for $17.95 here!

game-of-thrones-chardonnayGame Of Thrones Chardonnay – People are freaking out over these wines. If you’re a wine nerd like we are, this is going to be a wine that you want to pick up for your collection ASAP! This collection has just hit the shelves, so hurry to your local LCBO store to check it out. It is 90% Chardonnay, 10% Riesling and 100% delicious.

Tasting Note: Winter looms, but fair weather and a long summer have yielded a fine and elegant chardonnay. Aromas of tree fruit and fragrant blossom lead to a rich palate, with notes of lemon and honey and racy acidity that would complement the finest cuisine of the realm. Brilliant with poultry, chestnut soup or almond-crusted trout (via LCBO)

Find it for $29.95 at the LCBO here!

roscato-rosso-igt-provincia-di-paviaRoscato Rosso IGT Provincia Di Pavia – Last week in the Wine Cave we tasted this super unique wine. It is a blend of 3 native Italian varietals Croatina, Teroldego and Legrein. This wine has also gone through a secondary charmat fermentation giving it a bubble. Serve chilled or over ice cream for a fun Summer treat!

Tasting Note: Brilliant ruby red in the glass with intense aromas of blackberries and ripe wild berries. This wine is fresh, lively and frizzante with a soft lingering finish. Highly versatile. A great aperitif and equally splendid with tomato-based sauces, classic Italian dishes and spicy foods. Enjoy chilled (via Woods Wholesale)

 Find it for $14.95 at the LCBO here!