March Case of the Month 15% off
March Case of the Month 15% off
Every month we are releasing a hand-selected case of 12 of our favourite wines! Looking for delivery? We are happy to deliver our Case of the Month free of charge within Calgary city limits. Please email email@example.com
2016 Freddy Nerks Rosso-Kuitpo, Australia $21.95
Freddy Nerks is one of our newest finds out of Australia-Adelaide Hills to be more specific. Winemaker Justin Lane (formerly of Alpha Box & Dice) brings us wines from the Kuitpo (kai-po) sub-region where the grapes punch well above their weight for the quality of fruit. “Freddy Nerks” is an Aussie term for the everyman, the underdog, in this case-Kuitpo.
The Rosso is a blend of two grape varietals not commonly found together: pinot noir and dolcetto. The expression is friendly and makes our mouths water. Made for food, we recommend pairing it with saucy ribs off the grill or flank steak & salsa verde.
2017 Freddy Nerks Rose-Kuitpo, Australia $21.95
One of our favourite grapes for rose is mourvedre (aka mataro in Australia). Like the famous roses of Bandol (Provence), this rose packs a punch, or more of a hug. Fresh strawberry with a hint of spice, it’s the prefect bottle to welcome in Spring!
2017 Freddy Nerks Bianco-Kuitpo, Australia $21.95
Sauvignon blanc. Ok, we know you’ve had sauvignon blanc, but you haven’t had Freddy Nerks. If we drank this blind, we might think we were drinking something from the south of Italy-no green or grassy notes here. Think white peach and apple blossom. Have we mentioned the Freddy Nerks labels are super fun? Almost as much fun as the juice inside.
2011 Chateau Mons la Graveyre – Cotes de Bordeaux, France $26.95
The castle is situated on a very small, organic farm of which only 2ha are under vine, situated perfectly with southern exposure and in clay soil. Silky and well integrated tannins show maturity as well as depth. Dried fruit, tobacco and spice box lend this wine perfectly with roasted game, lamb chops or hard cheese.
2017 Chat Pitre Blanc – Pays D’Oc, France $18.95
6 generations in, the wines of organic winery, Clos de l’Amendaie, are deeply rooted in the terroir of the region. “Chat Pitre” means Clown Cat and the wines evoke just that spirit; they are fun, playful and will surely put you in a good mood. A blend of vermentino and grenache blanc, it’s aromatic with subtle floral notes and lots of apricot & mandarin orange. It will go nicely with white fish or sautéed prawns.
2015 Michel Gassier Cabernet Sauvignon – Languedoc, France $23.95
In our opinion, Michel Gassier offers some of the best value wines in our store. A 5th generation winemaker from the south of France, his wines are certified organic and true expressions of each grape varietal. A good cabernet is like an old friend-reliable, friendly, and makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Just what the doctor ordered to take off the Spring chill.
NV Domaine Rolet Cremant du Jura Rose- Jura, France $31.95
Four siblings lovingly work and own this domaine and take pride in their sustainable and strict wine making in the region of Jura. With over 30-year-old vines and a blend of 45% Trousseau, 29% Poulsard and 26% Savagnin this Jura bubbly will have any Champagne drinker asking for more. Showing fresh pomegranate, sharp cherry with a tight and savory finish, this is the perfect addition to any celebration or quiet night in.
2016 Manero Rosso- Tuscany, Italy $19.95
Although taking the name of a famous Italian clown, this, the Manero rosso is no laughing matter. Hailing from the world-renowned region of Montalcino; home of Brunello, this super Tuscan blend of predominately sangiovese and a small addition of merlot presents some amazing value. Perfectly paired with classics like pizza and lasagne, its rustic character, acidity and plumy bouquet, this wine isn’t clowning around.
2016 Tedeschi San Rocco Ripasso- Valpolicella, Italy $28.95
Using the dried skins from making Amarone, Tedeschi produces this amazing Ripasso for value everyone can enjoy. Up in the hills of Moraine, the grapes of corvina, corvinone, rondinella and a myriad of other indigenous varietals are blended together to produce this warming bottle. Being well structured and showing excellent acidity this complex and fruity wine will amply cellar up to 15 years, making it a great option to lay down, if you can keep your hands off it.
2015 Pioneer Madjack- California, USA $34.95
From the masterful hands of Russell Bevan at Elyse vineyards in Napa comes this amazing addition to the Pioneer label (made just for us!). Consisting of mostly zinfandel along with a laundry list of other varieties, this is an inky full-bodied wine for the coldest of winter nights. With a rich and velvety body, while showing solid structure this wine screams ribeye or a fireplace.
2017 Bacara 3015- Jumilla, Spain $20.95
This organic offering from the Jumilla region of Spain gives us a new view of the monastrell gape varietal. Spending 2 months time in American oak, this Spaniard shows beautifully round and balanced tannins and black fruit. Pull out a charcuterie board and the 3015 with some good company and you will see the benefit of producing wine responsibly.
2015 Mayu Carmenere Gran Reserva- Valle del Elqui, Chile $19.95
Produced in one of the highest appellations the world has to offer, winemaker Mauro Olivier showcases the beauty of the Elqui Valley. Using 100% carmenere and spending 8 months in American oak this is not timid juice. Boasting notes of tobacco and robust dark chocolate along with exuberant dark fruit and hints of espresso even the biggest cuts of beef might have met their match.