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This Merlot knows how to seduce the Quebec palates

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Lalande Bellevue 2015 100% Merlot Vignerons de Tutiac Appellation Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux - France SAQ price: $ 13.60 (By Marina La Forgia) Fifteen years in the Quebec market is a merit that only few wines can be proud of. Here, one of them, the Lalande Bellevue, a classic that I usually enjoy vintage after vintage and that never disappoints me. A wine produced by the prestigious Vignerons de Tutiac cooperative, is always true to its style: a 100% Merlot from the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, with pronounced spicy and herbaceous notes on the nose, while in the mouth gives us its ripe black fruits, some mineral character but mostly a great unctuousness that envelops the palate. Persistent, intense, round and generous, it is one of my favorite Bordeaux for less than 14 dollars. A detail that few people may know about this wine is that it is also a "vegan”, produced respecting the environment and giving priority to the use of herbal products during winemaking process. That’s natu…

Let’s pour sun and life into our glasses with these excellent four quality-price ratio organic whites!

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By Marina La Forgia
Many of you already know that one of my most fervent missions in this world of wines is to be able to discover and advise the ones that respond to my two main criteria: high quality and accessible to the public. Now I have added the crusade that these wines should be as natural, genuine and organic as possible. Here I share with you a nice selection of delicious, refreshing, well-made white wines, from my beloved Argentina, Spain and Romania. Thus, there are no excuses to not go to procure some bottles, available of course, at the SAQ gondolas.
Bodega Piedra Negra Pinot Gris 2017 Francois Lurton - Mendoza - Argentina SAQ price: $ 14.60 A wine perfumed with aromas of the Andes terroir: cooked white fruits, jasmine and some mineral notes that remind us of its soil. The palate is friendly, with a slight acidity that makes it refreshing and alive. The Pinot Grigio Lurton in Argentina is one of those white classics that people adopt for their elegance, simplicity and versati…

Under the charm of Muscadet ...

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Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Cru Clisson 2014 AOC Muscadet - France 100% Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet) SAQ Price: $ 23.90 The Muscadet gives us endless and different sensations than perhaps other French white wines. They have a strong personality, well defined notes and very particular flavors. They are generally very elegant wines, but they can also awaken our senses of smell and taste very intensely. This is what has happened to me tasting the 2014 Clisson. Made by the Lieubeau family, from the Loire Valley, which for two years has been making its wines under organic agriculture, this Muscadet is a very delicate white wine, but with pleasant and marked smoky, floral and mineral notes. The nose is clean, fresh, friendly. In the mouth, its subtle acidity and its smoky character make it an unctuous and enveloping wine, with such good presence. The almost 4 years in the bottle have helped in defining and rounding it, for sure. The Clisson has a long final, with a definite character and an aut…