Wines of the Week – July 16th 2020
Is it just me or has this week been so crazy!? I have finished a project I have been working on for months, so I am super happy I have can take an evening off to simply relax and enjoy a glass of wine….without writing a tasting note – how scandalous. At any rate, I have been sipping on some pretty cool wines the past week and I think you might enjoy them as much as I did! Here are my wines of the week.
Pinot Blanc La Mise du Printemps Josmeyer Alsace 2019
SAQ: 12604063 $21.30 Promoting Agent : Symbiose
The Josmeyer sisters Isabelle and Céline are making wines of class and elegance on their different estates which are farmed organically and biodynamically. This pinot blanc is a stunning example of the wines they produce in Alsace.
The grapes were hand-harvested and whole bunch pressed over 5-8 hours to produce a clean must while spending some time on the skins. Natural yeast fermentation in large foudres went at its own pace creating character and complexity in the wine.
It has delicate notes of white flowers, ripe peach, and citrus. Bits of honey and salinity linger on the palate with a broad texture and a very high, refreshing acidity. It’s perfectly balanced with a clean finish focusing on stone fruit and minerality. A beautiful wine that is ready to drink.
Vignoble Guillaume Pinot Noir 2017
SAQ: 11556311 $20.95 Promoting Agent: Corporation Bella Vita
It’s tricky to find a French pinot at this price, but I’ve done all the hard research for you 😉 . This pinot noir is easy and uncomplicated – just crunchy red fruit and spice with a vibrant acidity and lovely hit of raspy tannin. It will satisfy your craving for Pinot Noir without doing too much damage to your wallet.
Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Grenache Pays d’Oc 2019
SAQ: 14408648 $17.65 Promoting Agent: A.O.C. & Cie
I’ve always enjoyed this lovely rosé, and this summer is no different. This has 100% Grenache, gracing the wine with that pretty pink color. Lots of cherry, cranberry, and bits of melon fruit bursts out of the wine, as does the floral and sweet spice notes. The acidity is refreshing, the fruit ripe, and the finish spot on. This is a fruity, dry wine. It can be enjoyed all on its own but will do nicely with a summer salad or something with a little more substance like the Croque Monsieur pictured above.