Fab French Blends

frenchwineWeekly Wine Flight: Tues, Feb 15 – Thurs, Feb 17

This week we try three different blends from three different regions of France. Featuring

  • Dom. Gassier Nostre Pais Blanc, Costieres de Nimes – This beautiful organic Grenache Blanc blend (balanced with a little Clairette, Viognier and Roussanne) is lightly aged in oak to create a medium bodied white with floral notes, fresh fruit flavours of white peach and pear and a clean, flinty finish. $20 btl, $8 btg
  • Château de Mattes-Sabran Corbieres, Languedoc-Roussillon – This GSM blend from a 300-year-old vineyard has been described as “channeling a premium Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a fraction of the price” (Somm Select) and we see why! The combination of old-vine Grenache, rocky terrain, and experienced winemaking makes for a silky, elegant red with flavours of dark cherry, black plum, espresso and a hint of sweet tobacco. $20 btl, $8 btg
  • Chateau Lalande Mausse, Bordeaux – This Right Bank Bordeaux hails from Fronsac, a region renowned for its Merlots (bordering Pomeral, home of the best Merlots in the world) and this Merlot-Cab blend is no exception: intense berry flavours (dried blackberry, strawberry, and cranberry) mingle with notes of dark chocolate, pepper and more than a hint of smoke. *Should age well over 5-10 years. $23 btl, $10 btg

Tasting: $13

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